As mentioned in a recent blog post, the American Bankruptcy Institute has established a Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. A video of testimony before the Commission’s June 4, 2013 field hearing in New York is available below.

  • At that hearing, I testified on the second panel, discussing intellectual property licenses, their treatment in bankruptcy cases, and potential reforms to address several key issues. My testimony begins at the 01:14:14 mark.
  • Lawrence Gottlieb, my colleague at Cooley LLP in our Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy group, testified as part of the first panel, focusing on real property lease issues, how they impact Chapter 11 cases (especially those involving retailers), and suggested reforms. His testimony begins at the 00:08:12 mark.

More information on the Commission and its work, together with access to the video and written testimony of all panelists at the Commission’s hearings, is available at the Commission’s website.

 http://player.vimeo.com/video/67756402