International and Comparative Law

International Bankruptcy Law and Practice


Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

10.5 MCLE Credit hours available

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024


CAIL is pleased to again offer this innovative program on international insolvency law. The principal audience will be attorneys from around the world who are participating in the Academy of American and International Law, a 6-week program that is now in its 50th year at the Center. Former Academy participants have gone on to be heads of state, cabinet ministers, justices of national Supreme Courts, and even President of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

CAIL welcomes US insolvency practitioners to attend this full day program and participate with sitting and retired bankruptcy judges, practitioners, and international lawyers who bring a unique perspective to the issues that will be discussed.

Registrants for this program are also welcome to attend, at no extra charge, a full day program on June 5 covering fundamentals of US bankruptcy law offered to the Academy.

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For more details, download the online brochure.


  • Craig Averch, White & Case LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Judge Leif Clark, Retired, San Antonio, TX
  • Franco Gianni, Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, Rome, Italy
  • Judge Harlin D. Hale, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas, TX
  • Judge Stacy Jernigan, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas, TX
  • Roberto J. Kampfner, White & Case LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Judge Richard Schmidt, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Judge Alan Trust, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York, Central Islip, New York
  • Joseph Wielebinski, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, Dallas, Texas


Registration includes the Conference, course materials, lunches, and a reception.

  • $375 / $425 - Regular registration fee
  • $295 / $345 - SWIICL Member 
  • $295 / $345 - FBA Bankruptcy Law Section Member 
  • $295 / $345 - CAIL Member or Member Employee 
  • $150 / $150 - U.S. Law Student 

Tenative Agenda

Thursday, June 5

8:00 am


9:00 am

Overview of the US federal court system BK courts, district courts, appellate courts, US Supreme Court, and selection of US Bankruptcy Judges and tenure

9:30 am

Jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Courts

9:45 am

Different filing chapters of the Bankruptcy Code; Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 15

10:00 am

Non-filing provisions of the Bankruptcy Code: Chapters 1, 3 and 5

10:20 am


10:30 am

Purposes and goals of the federal bankruptcy process, including Schedules, Statement of Financial Affairs and creditor access to information about the debtor

11:00 am

Property of the bankruptcy estate

11:30 pm

Lunch break

1:00 am

Automatic stay, exceptions and relief from the stay

1:30 am

Contracts and leases, and rejecting or assuming same

2:00 pm

Treatment of intellectual property

2:20 pm

Claims against the bankruptcy estate

2:40 pm


3:00 pm

Chapter 11 process, including eligibility; role of debtor management; role of chapter 11 trustee; role of creditors committee, role of US Trustee; role of the Judge; formulation of the plan and disclosure statement; the confirmation process and effects of confirmation

3:40 pm

Sales of assets

4:00 pm

Recovery actions

4:20 pm


4:30 pm


Friday, June 6

9:00 am

Plenary session: overview of UNCITRAL and chapter 15; jurisdiction and venue for chapter 15 cases, foreign main versus foreign nonmain proceedings

9:30 am

Pre-recognition relief, effects of recognition, and post-recognition additional relief available in foreign main and foreign nonmain proceedings

9:50 am

Enforcement of foreign bankruptcy rulings in U.S. courts, and US bankruptcy law and public policy as it relates to international insolvencies

10:30 am


10:45 am

What is happening in Europe?


Interesting issues and dilemmas posed by cross-border and multinational cases

12:30 pm

Lunch break

1:30 pm

Small group break out discussion groups

Return to plenary session

3:00 pm

Facilitator panel Q&A

3:30 pm

Adjourn to reception

CLE Credits

MCLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 10.5 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 901294168. Sign-in sheets and/or certificates of attendance will be available for ALL states. Each day is 5.25 hours of credit.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending International Bankruptcy at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $90 for 6/6/2014 - 6/7/2014.

Please make your reservations by 5/21/2014. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions

Book online at
Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-CL27
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or 972-378-3997

Dates available: 6/6/2014 - 6/7/2014
Mention the group name: CAILAW International Bankruptcy

  • A valid credit card is required to make reservations
  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to our office at 972-608-4427 prior to your arrival.

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

Tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be refunded upon receipt of written cancellation received by May 22, 2014. E-mail cancellation notice to After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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SWIICL: +1.972.244.3410
Fax: +1.972.244.3401

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