Third Circuit - Bankruptcy Update 2023: Splits and Confounding Issues Destined for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The American College of Bankruptcy Third Circuit Fellows,

Rutgers Institute for Professional Education, and Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance proudly present:


Bankruptcy Update 2023:

Splits and Confounding Issues

Destined for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

12:15 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Zoom Webinar

The panel will discuss the most important bankruptcy decisions in the last year, from the bankruptcy courts up through the United States Supreme Court. Emphasis will be on cases that move, change, develop, or significantly affect existing law. The panelists will cover a multitude of circuit splits that should make their way to the Supreme Court in the next several years. The panel will also analyze emerging areas of controversy in bankruptcy law, involving issues of significance in consumer law and with respect to corporate reorganization.


     United States Bankruptcy
     Court Judge

     Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Hon. Michael B. Kaplan

Chief United States Bankruptcy
Court Judge

District of New Jersey

     Hon. Jeffery A. Deller

     United States Bankruptcy
     Court Judge

     Western District of Pennsylvania

Chrystin Ondersma

Professor of Law and
Judge Morris Stern Scholar

Rutgers Law School


     Hon. Rosemary Gambardella

     United States Bankruptcy
     Court Judge

     District of New Jersey


     Hon. Craig T. Goldblatt

     United States Bankruptcy
     Court Judge

     District of Delaware


Bill Rochelle


American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

Registration Fee: $50 or free without CLE credit; use promo code NOCLE890.

American College of Bankruptcy fellows seeking CLE, use promo code ACBFellow.
CLE Credit: NJ: 2.5 | NY: 2.5 | PA: 2.0




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