Eighth Annual EBDJ Symposium - March 3, 2011

We are proud to announce that this year's Symposium is a Zero Waste event. All waste created at this symposium will be either recycled or composted.

CLE and Fees

Symposium attendance qualifies for five Georgia CLE credit hours, including one professionalism and one ethics hour.

The registration fee of $100 includes CLE fees, breakfast, break refreshments, buffet lunch, and parking. Fees are not applicable to judges, law clerks, and attorneys employed by named sponsors.

Online registration is now closed. Registration with cash or check is also available at the symposium.

Symposium Schedule

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8:00 am – 8:50 am
Registration and Breakfast

8:50 am - 9:00 am
    Dean David Partlett

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Consumer Panel Discussion
A Brave New World (of Foreclosure)—New Hazards Plaguing Mortgages and their Collective Impact on Consumer Bankruptcy

      Featured Panelists:

Jessica Gabel, Professor at Georgia State University School of Law (moderating)

Hon. Margaret Mahoney, U.S. Bankruptcy Court , S.D. of Alabama

Hon. John K. Olson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D. of Florida

Richard H. Thomson, Partner, Clark & Washington, P.C. (Atlanta, GA)

Peter Ticktin,  The Ticktin Law Group, P.A. (Deerfield Beach, FL)

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee and Refreshments

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Corporate Panel Discussion
Fraudulent Conveyances: More than Just a Theoretical Risk in Structuring Loans and Guarantees

      Featured Panelists:

Gary W. Marsh, Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge (moderating)

William Q. Derrough, Managing Director and Co-Head of Recapitalization & Restructuring Group at Moelis & Company

Thomas J. Hall, Partner, Chadbourne & Park LLP (New York, NY)

Alan W. Kornberg, Partner, Paul Weiss (New York, NY)

Patricia Redmond, Professor at University of Miami School of Law; Shareholder in the Business Restructuring Department at Sterns Weaver, P.A.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Buffet Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ethics Panel Discussion
If I Knew Then What I Know Now—Lessons in Ethics and Professional Responsibility for New Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practitioners

     Featured Panelists:

A. James Elliott, Associate Dean at Emory School of Law (moderating)

Hon. Wendy L. Hagenau, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. of Georgia

Jenny Mittelman, Deputy General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia

James S. Rankin, Jr., Partner, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP

Hon. Alan S. Trust, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D. of New York

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wine & Cheese Reception

Submit a Question for the Ethics Panel

Click here to email a question of ethics and professional responsibility to be considered by the ethics panel. Your suggestions will help shape the program offered at this year’s symposium!


Tull Auditorium
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Map and Directions


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If you have any questions or suggestions about the symposium, please contact Christopher Broussard.

We look forward to your attendance,

Christopher Broussard
Executive Symposium Editor

Robert Miller
Symposium Editor