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Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference


New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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The Roosevelt New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
Fax: +1.972.244.3401
E-Mail: cail@cailaw.org


Join program co-chairs Hon. Meredith S. Grabill, Hon. Stacey G.C. Jernigan, and Hon. Katharine M. Samson and a stellar faculty of judges and practitioners for the Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference in New Orleans this February!

The conference will be held at The Roosevelt New Orleans, beginning the evening of February 2nd and concluding around 12:30 p.m. on February 4th.  This conference is not a boot camp—we go into topics in depth!

More information, including the agenda, CLE, tuition & hotel accommodations, coming soon!

Conference Co-Chairs

The Hon. Meredith S. Grabill
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of Louisiana
The Hon. Stacey G.C. Jernigan
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Texas
The Hon. Katharine M. Samson
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of Mississippi

Thank you to our Planning Committee

  • H. Kent Aguillard (Aguillard Law)
  • C. Davin Boldissar (Locke Lord)
  • Jason S. Brookner (Gray Reed & McGraw LLP)
  • Judge Douglas Dodd (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana)
  • Douglas S. Draper (Heller, Draper & Horn, LLC)
  • Bradley L. Drell (Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues & Rundell)
  • Judge Meredith S. Grabill (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • Paul E. Heath (Vinson & Elkins LLP)
  • James Henley (Chapter 13 Standing Trustees)
  • Judge Stacey G.C. Jernigan (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas)
  • Kristina Johnson (Jones Walker LLP)
  • Benjamin W. Kadden (Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard)
  • Deborah B. Langehennig (Chapter 13 Trustee, Austin)
  • Kimberly R. Lentz (Lentz & Little, P.A.)
  • J. Eric Lockridge (Kean Miller Hawthorne D'Armond McCowan & Jarman LLP)
  • Judge Christopher M. Lopez (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas)
  • Judge Selene D. Maddox (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi)
  • Ryan E. Manns (Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP)
  • James A. McCullough II (Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC)
  • Mark A. Mintz (Jones Walker LLP)
  • Judge Chris Mott (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas)
  • Judge Mark Mullin (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas)
  • Paul S. Murphy (Butler Snow LLP)
  • Kelli Stephenson Norfleet (Haynes and Boone, LLP)
  • Judge Neil P. Olack (Retired)
  • Rakhee Patel (Winstead PC)
  • Charles M. Persons (Sidley Austin LLP)
  • Lacey Rochester (Baker Donelson)
  • Judge Katharine M. Samson (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi)
  • Frances A. Smith (Ross & Smith, PC)
  • Judge Robert R. Summerhays (U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana)
  • Judge Stephen Wheelis (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana)
  • Judge Jason Woodard (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi)


The conference was very well organized, with great attention to detail. The subjects were well divided between Consumer & Corporate type of sessions. The speakers were excellent….

The conference was good. I was able to meet other attorneys of my vintage and judges from other districts. I look forward to attending other Bench Bar Conferences.

Great conference

Very well run! One of the best bankruptcy conferences in the country.

-- 2020 Registrants

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