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BANKRUPTCY
On December 13 , 2016 , the Bankruptcy Section presented its annual Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Year in Review CLE program . The morning session , which focused on recent developments in bankruptcy law , featured the Honorable Paul W . Bonapfel and the Honorable Mary Grace Diehl , United States Bankruptcy Judges from the Northern District of Georgia . Other panelists were Harris Winsberg ( Troutman Sanders ) and Beth Anne Harrill , law clerk to Judge Bonapfel . The afternoon session , which focused on commercial law developments , was presented by C . Edward Dobbs ( Parker , Hudson , Rainer and Dobbs ) and Alfred S . Lurey ( Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton ). This annual event brings section members together for both a valuable learning experience and a chance to network with colleagues .
On Friday , January 27 , 2017 , the Bankruptcy and the Labor and Employment Sections co-sponsored a lunch & learn program titled Fair Labor Standards Act and Bankruptcy : Compliance & Consequences at Dentons US LLP . Panelists include Nathan Chapman ( Kabat , Chapman & Ozmer ), Brett Cobum ( Alston & Bird ), Jonathan Edwards ( Alston & Bird ), and Leanne
Gould ( HDH Advisors ). Almost 50 attendees enjoyed a discussion about the hotly contested changes in wage and hour rules , current compliance issues , and consequences
SECTION UPDATE

BANKRUPTCY

By M . Regina Thomas United States Bankruptcy Court ,
NDGA regina _ thomas @ ganb . uscourts . gov
of litigation for distressed businesses either contemplating or entering bankruptcy protection .
Please Save the Date :
• Annual Spring CLE and Pollard Award Luncheon , Thursday , May 11 , 2017 at Capital City Club Downtown .
The Officers and Board members for the 2016-2017 year are : Alison Elko Franklin ( Chair ), Jeffery Cavender ( Chair Elect ), Sage Sigler ( Secretary ), B . Summer Chandler ( Treasurer ), John W . Mills , III ( Immediate Past Chair ), Vania Allen , Ron Bingham , Melissa Davey , Gregory Taube , Regina Thomas , Bruce Walker , Doroteya Wozniak ( Members at large ).
If you have ideas or suggestions for Bankruptcy Section activities or projects , please contact any of the officers or board members . We look forward to a great year and welcome your participation .

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1 L-R : Beth Anne Harrill , Hon . Paul Bonapfel , Hon . Mary Grace Diehl and Harris Winsberg .
2 L-R : C . Edward Dobbs and Alfred S . Lurey

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3 L-R : Alison Elko Franklin , Bankruptcy Section Chair ( Dentons ), Brett Cobum ( Alston & Bird ), Leanne Gould ( HDH Advisors ), Nathan Chapman ( Kabat , Chapman & Ozmer ) and Jonathan Edwards ( Alston & Bird ).
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