Bankruptcy Judge Panel – Three Judges/One Verdict
Hear from the experts as three nationally known United States Bankruptcy Judges:
Hon. Scott Clarkson, Central District of California;
Hon. Christopher S Sontchi, Chief, Wilmington, Delaware;
Hon. William T Thurman, District of Utah
share their experiences, approaches and reasoning behind the inner workings of the US Bankruptcy Courts.
Bradford Sandler and Scott Hazan, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones will proctor this session.
Special thanks to Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
for coordinating this opportunity!
Scott C. Clarkson has served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California since January 20, 2011. Judge Clarkson was assigned to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, where he was a direct observer of and participant in the creation of the 1978 Bankruptcy Code. Prior to his appointment, he practiced bankruptcy law and bankruptcy litigation for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, and served as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section from 2008 to 2009.
Christopher S. Sontchi is Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad on issues relating to corporate reorganizations. Judge Sontchi was a member of the Committee on Financial Contracts, Derivatives and Safe Harbors of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and has testified before Congress on the safe harbors for financial contracts.
Judge Thurman has served as a Bankruptcy Judge in the District of Utah since 2001. He served as its chief judge and is former member and chief judge of 10th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. He has been active in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, serving on its board and chaired several of its committees. He has also been a frequent speaker with other national and local organizations focusing on lawyer and judicial education.