Two Bryan Cave partners will speak at the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section Spring Meeting, April 6-8 in New Orleans.

Chicago Partner Jason DeJonker will speak April 6 on the panel "What Every Business Lawyer Should Know about Bankruptcy Process.” The discussion will provide critical bankruptcy information and high-level details on the impact of the automatic stay, bankruptcy issues that arise in M&A deals in general, and issues arising in state and federal litigation including jurisdiction, removal, discovery, settlement and mediation.

This program is sponsored by the Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, chaired by Los Angeles Partner Sharon Weiss, who also will speak April 8 at the Business Bankruptcy Brunch. The brunch program will discuss ways that the automatic stay can create unexpected liability to different constituents of a bankruptcy case. Discussion will include the scope of the automatic stay, how to define “knowledge,” and how different situations may violate the stay (or permanent injunction), such as filing a police report, dueling stays, extent of exposure, and default under confirmed plans.

As a partner in Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor’s Rights Group and Financial Services Client Service Group, DeJonker represents private equity and hedge fund investors, financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and bankruptcy trustees throughout the United States in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights matters. DeJonker has more than 15 years of experience in the lender and borrower-side loan workouts and in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, with specific emphasis on troubled borrower restructuring and forbearance, commercial foreclosure and creditor’s rights, DIP and exit finance, and the Chapter 11 plan confirmation process.

Weiss brings an exceptional breadth of local, state, and national level bankruptcy community ties to her insolvency practice. Through these substantive relationships, including those with co-counsel, adversaries, and clients, Weiss has attained a base of experience from which she serves as a true client advocate. Her clients include parties engaged in banking, real estate, consumer electronics, healthcare, restaurant, garment, entertainment, and retail sales industries. She has been recognized as one of the “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal.

To learn more about the program and the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, click here.