Widener Law and CSC join to present program on federal bankruptcy and state corporate law
Public Relations - Published: May 20, 2010
Widener Law and Corporation Service Company (CSC) will bring together judges and attorneys from two distinct practice areas to present a daylong examination of issues that are common to both.

“The Intersection of Federal Bankruptcy and State Corporate Law” will be held Monday, May 24 on the school’s Delaware campus at 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, beginning at 9 a.m. The program is designed to bring together professionals from two practice areas that are frequently separated – federal bankruptcy and state corporate law – and provide a unique forum for the exchange of ideas among all participants.

The program will feature four panels, each of which includes a representative of either the Delaware Supreme Court or the state’s Court of Chancery, one representative from the Bankruptcy court for the District of Delaware, and academics and practitioners. Panel topics include:
  • Executive compensation trends (9:15 to 10:45 a.m.)
  • Bankruptcy law and corporate governance law: When two worlds collide (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Business valuation issues (2 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Attorney-client and joint defense privileges in business bankruptcy litigation (3:45 to 5:15 p.m.)
The keynote address will be given by internationally-known bankruptcy expert Harvey R. Miller of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP of New York City. He will speak at a luncheon that begins at 12:30 p.m.

Visit law.widener.edu/bankruptcy for a full list of speakers and additional scheduling information,.

Attorneys who attend the conference in person will be eligible for 6.5 continuing legal education credits in Delaware and Pennsylvania, including 1.5 ethics credits. A free audio feed of the morning session will also be available online. Attorneys may earn three Delaware continuing legal education credits (no ethics) for remote participation in the morning session. Members of the public not attending for education credits, students, and the media are all invited to attend at no cost. Legal professionals are encouraged to register online at cscglobal.com/widener for both in-person and remote-audio participation. The registration fee to attend in person is $100.

Widener is grateful to the program’s additional sponsors:

The Vale Foundation
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Potter Anderson & Carroon LLP
Richards, Layton & Finger PA
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. The School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and holds membership in the Association of American Law Schools. Widener provides an all-around comprehensive legal education program with special certificates available from its Health Law Institute, which is frequently ranked among the top 10 in the nation, the Law & Government Institute, the Taishoff Advocacy, Technology and Public Service Institute, and the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law. Widener Law has two locations: the Wilmington, Del. campus, which opened in 1971, and the Harrisburg, Pa. campus, which opened in 1989. Visit law.widener.edu for more information.

Corporation Service Company, a privately owned service organization, provides matter management, corporate compliance, and trustee services for companies and law firms worldwide; corporate identity protection services for top global brands; and due diligence and transactional services for the world’s largest financial institutions. It is one of the largest registered agent providers in the United States. Founded in 1899, CSC has employees located throughout North America and Europe. Visit www.cscglobal.com to learn more.