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Bankruptcy Seminar

Megan Beresford

Conference Coordinator
202-326-6268 |

Karen Cordry

Bankruptcy/ State Defensive Litigation Chief Counsel
(202) 326-6025 |

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    NAAG's Bankruptcy Counsel Karen Cordry, works with attorneys general offices on a daily basis to provide assistance and counseling on issues that arise in specific cases. In addition to this one-on-one assistance, NAAG's counsel conducts numerous training sessions for state counsel.
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  • NAAG Bankruptcy Seminar
    November 13-16, 2017
    Savannah, Ga.

    The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will be joining the States’ Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (SABA) to present the 2017 Bankruptcy Seminar under the auspices of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) at the Georgia Coastal Convention Center in Savannah, Ga., from Monday, November 13 to Thursday, November 16.

    As in previous years, the Bankruptcy Seminar will use a hypothetical fact pattern as a framework for most of the sessions. The hypothetical this year will be based on a for-profit school that fraudulently induced students to attend by promising they would get great jobs on graduation so they could pay off the huge student loans they had to take out. When the consumer protection complaints piled up and the school was forced to shut down due to the charges it faced, students were left with no education, no diploma, and a mound of debt. The seminar will cover a range of issues including both general regulatory and tax issues, as well as a special focus on student loans. We will look at both the states’ normal role in collecting on such loans and opposing their discharge, as well as the broader concerns about the growth of such loans and the options for dealing with defrauded students. The seminar will have tracks geared to both regulators and tax counsel, as well as for everyone from novices to the bankruptcy guru in the office. In addition, we will have a special 1.5 day “mini-track” this year, at a reduced rate, for child support collectors that will allow them to attend the introductory sessions and finish Tuesday afternoon with a program devoted solely to the Code’s treatment of child support claims. This seminar is the only one devoted solely to issues relevant to government practitioners so every minute will be useful.

    The presenters for this conference will include highly experienced practitioners from a wide range of state offices, as well as current and former bankruptcy judges, representatives of the Office of the U.S. Trustee and the Department of Justice, and a number of highly esteemed private counsel who have litigated with (and sometimes against) the States in a variety of contexts. The speakers will have a wealth of experience and lead the lively discussions that we have each year.

    There will be a number of sessions with a special focus on collection issues so these will be helpful for staff employees, as well as the attorneys, to attend.

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