American Bar Association
Business Bankruptcy Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Business Bankruptcy Committee

Welcome Letter

The Business Bankruptcy Committee is the world's largest organization of bankruptcy restructuring lawyers. We offer cutting-edge content on business bankruptcy issues for lawyers at all stages of their careers. We welcome participation, so if you'd like to get involved--whether by writing an article for the newsletter, suggesting a topic for a program or webinar, or contributing to our Business Bankruptcy Connect discussions, please join us today.

We operate through approximately 40 subcommittees, as well as a number of task forces, working groups, and special projects. Our committee provides wonderful opportunities for involvement and mentoring by outstanding practitioners around the country. We are actively involved in bankruptcy reform, and we develop and review proposed bankruptcy legislation and rules. As a nongovernmental organization recognized by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, we are an important participant in UNCITRAL's Insolvency Working Group.

We produce webinars on recent developments in the law and topics covered in our programs at no cost to members, and are starting to produce free podcasts too. We publish a newsletter quarterly, and contribute articles to Business Law Today. Our members publish books and model agreements and pleadings that our members find very useful.

We meet three times a year: in the fall in conjunction with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, at the Business Law Section Annual Meeting, and at the Section's Spring Meeting. Committee meetings are a great opportunity to network and collaborate with other business bankruptcy attorneys from around the world.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Susan Freeman

Mission Statement

The mission of the Business Bankruptcy Committee is to be the principal Business Law Section resource for legal professionals dealing with business bankruptcy issues. The committee provides cutting-edge educational programming and content in multiple formats, and is involved in developing and reviewing proposed bankruptcy legislation and rules. We strive provide opportunities for young lawyers to work with established professionals around the country, and to build their expertise and reputations.

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Freeman, Susan


Alston, Christopher

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Basics of UCC Article 9 -- Your Guide to Security Interests


    Whether you represent businesses, individuals, or lenders, secured transactions are an integral part of day-to-day business activity and practice. How do you actually get a security interest and why do you need to perfect it? How and where do you file financing statements? Who wins if there are more ...

    The Emperor Has No Clothes: The State of Undress in the Retail Distressed Space


    The event will be held on 07/17/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are ABACLE,Business Law Section,Law Practice Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Ethics 101: Attorneys' Duties for Safeguarding Confidential Information on the Cloud


    The event will be held on 07/31/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Cybersecurity Legal Task Force,ABACLE,Business Law Section,Forum on Communications Law,Center For Professional Responsibility,Law Practice Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Litigation,Senior Lawyers Division,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

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Modified by Graham Hunt on May 31, 2018

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