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Vol 12, Num 2 l 2015 in Review

Technology and Intellectual Property

► In This Issue:

ABI 2015 Co-chair’s Corner: Health Care Committee


Warren Martin
Porzio, Bromberg &
Newman, PC
Morristown, NJ


Felicia Gerber Perlman
Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Meagher & Flom LLP

As we close 2015 with more hospital bankruptcies being filed around the ountry, the ABI Health Care Committee is expecting an interesting year ahead in 2016.

The Health Care Committee co-sponsored well-received panels in 2015 at both the Annual Spring Meeting and the Winter Leadership Conference.  At the 2015 Annual Spring Meeting, in collaboration with the Labor and Employment Committee, the Health Care Committee presented: Hemorrhaging Hospitals: Labor Issues in the Health Care Insolvency E.R. with panelists Scott B. Davis, David M. Fusco, Sharon L. Levine and Nancy A. Peterman. At the 2015 Winter Leadership Conference, in collaboration with the Commercial Fraud Committee, the Health Care Committee presented Lies Lies Lies Yeah: Can a Health Care Business Reorganize When Facing Allegations of Fraud? The Role of the Forensic Accountant, Counsel and the Community with panelists Carol Fox, Jim Porter, Andrew Troop and Warren Martin.

One of the Health Care Committee’s initiatives for 2016 will be a webinar  jointly sponsored with the Secured Creditor Committee covering the topic of Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) insolvencies. Our panelists will be Tom Califano, Chad Shandler and Brett Mehlman. Look out for your invitation to join!

Our Newsletters helped members stay current, led by such articles as Gaining a Clear View of IT Security in a Health Care Organization by David Reitzel and David A. Rock and Vertical Integration May Be the Best Option For Some Troubled Health Care Providers by Scott Davis and Johnny Lee.
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You Spoke, We Listened: ABI Offers a Condensed Communications Schedule

This fall you should have noticed a change in the look, feel and frequency of communications that you are receiving from ABI. In an effort to cut down on the number of emails in your inbox, ABI launched a new weekly schedule that still includes the popular Daily Headlines and Bankruptcy Brief (reduced to Thursday afternoon, only).

New weekly highlights include:

Tuesday's delivery is the InSights newsletter, which highlights important information and benefits that you receive as an ABI member. Membership InSights will offer helpful tips about new ABI technology and benefits that will save time and money for your practice. Need to know what summaries were posted to Volo last week? Turn to next Tuesday's issue of Membership InSights for your answer.

Wednesday's InTouch newsletter provides you with upcoming programs specific to your circuit, as well as national programs that may be of interest to you. InTouch will also highlight online CLE and ABI publications designed to bring you quality information on the topics you care about most.

ABI would love to hear what you think about our new communication plan. Please contact us at

Have You Watched a Complimentary Eye on Bankruptcy Session?

Launched in spring 2015, “Eye on Bankruptcy” is an online series produced by Bloomberg Law and ABI. Each program is aired on the last Thursday of each month and provides analysis of the latest case developments. Recorded at either Bloomberg’s New York studio or ABI's Virginia headquarters, each episode features commentary by top practitioners, academics and judges, hosted by Professor Michelle Harner (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law).

Each episode explores:

  • Recent filings, motions, and decisions
  • Revisions to bankruptcy rules and forms
  • Changes in bankruptcy and restructuring

Visit online to learn more and view past recordings.

Commission Page Houses Complimentary Videos on Related Topics

In 2015, after years of blood, sweat, and tears (we may be exaggerating a little here), the Commission completed its final report and proposed reforms to Chapter 11 and related statutory provisions. While the full report has been available online for most of the year, ABI has continued to post a variety of videos related to the commission on its website. Access quick links from the list below, and catch up on all content at

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