Seventh Annual EBDJ Symposium - March 4, 2010

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 three hours of Georgia CLE credit, including one ethics hour and one trial hour.

The registration fee is $70, and includes CLE fees, breakfast, break refreshments, and buffet lunch. Fees are not applicable to judges, law clerks, and attorneys employed by named sponsors.

Online registration is open through February 28, 2010. Registration is also available at the symposium.

Symposium Schedule

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

8:50 am – 8:55 am
    Marguerite De Voll, Editor-in-Chief

8:55 am - 9:00 am
    Dean David Partlett

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Panel Discussion
Ponzi Schemes—Bankruptcy Court v. Federal Court Equity Receivership:  The Business Bankruptcy Panel

      Featured Panelists:

The Honorable Paul W. Bonapfel, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia

John Mills, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (moderating)

William Hicks, Securities and Exchange Commission, Atlanta Regional Office

10:00 am – 10:20 am
Coffee and Refreshments

10:20 am – 11:20 am
Panel Discussion
Views from the Bench—Five Years of BAPCPA:  The Consumer Bankruptcy Panel

      Featured Panelists:

The Honorable Keith M. Lundin, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee

The Honorable Cecelia G. Morris, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York

The Honorable Mary Grace Diehl, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia

Professor Jack Williams, Georgia State University College of Law (moderating)

11:20 am – 11:40 am
Coffee and Refreshments

11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Panel Discussion
Ethics 2.0—The Ethical Challenges and Pitfalls Web 2.0 Presents to Bankruptcy Attorneys: The Ethics Panel

     Featured Panelists:

Mark Duedall, Hunton & Williams (moderating)

Steve Jakubowski, Coleman Law Firm/ Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Kevin O’Keefe, LexBlog, Inc.

Scott Riddle, The Law Office of Scott B. Riddle/Georgia Bankruptcy Law Blog

12:40 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch


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


Please note: parking has changed from previous years. Click here for more information.


If you have any questions or suggestions about the symposium, please contact Robert Rhodes or Trevor Pinkerton.

We look forward to your attendance,

Robert F. Rhodes
Executive Symposium Editor

Trevor G. Pinkerton
Symposium Editor
Notes and Comments Editor