Become a Member for 2019

We are now accepting payment for 2019 membership. Membership includes up to 8 MCLE seminars at two hours each (including the annual James T. King Symposium), presented by top practitioners from both the creditor and debtor bar, judges, members of the court staff, bankruptcy trustees and other bankruptcy professionals. Courses are specialized and focused on the area of law you practice, work with daily, and live in, with particular emphasis on practicing in the Central District. Also included is one ticket to the annual Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner, remote webinar participation for MCLE programs (when available) and access to the listserv, on which you can discuss the latest bankruptcy issues with knowledgeable and experienced members. Dues for 2019 are $250.



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Coming Events

2019 Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner: Join us for a Night of Celebration to Honor Howard M. Ehrenberg- Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7pm

07 Nov 2019

Howard M. Ehrenberg is this years' Calvin Ashland Trustee of the Year! 
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 
Location: The L.A. Grand Hotel DTLA (Pacific Ballroom)

Time: Reception and No-Host Bar-6p | Dinner & Awards 7p Entertainment: Jazz Trio featuring Bruce Campbell
RSVP by October 23, 2019 (online or mailing in reservation form)

cdcbaa MEMBERS: 2019 cdcbaa annual membership fee includes one free ticket to this dinner. Members must RSVP prior to October 23, 2019 to attend the dinner. Please complete the form and indicate your meal preference.
$125 for on-time non-members and guests with RSVP and payment received by 10/23/19
$150 non-member and guests RSVP and payment received after 10/23/19
$175 at the door*
JUDGES/GOV'T: No charge for Judges to attend and $100 for Law Clerks/ Government Employees


19 Oct 2019

Registration: 10:00am-11:00am 
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 
Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am 
On-site parking: $10 (cash)
2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

Nancy Clark | Borowitz & ClarkRenee Blume | Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee, Elizabeth Rojas 
Aki Koyama | Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee, Kathy Dockery
Masako Okuda | Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee, Nancy Curry


07 Sep 2019

Registration: 10:00am-11:00am 
Program: 11:00am-1:00pm 
Membership Meeting: 10:30am-11:00am 

On-site parking: $10 (cash)
2 Hours of MCLE Credit Provided

Daniel L. Geyser; Dallas, TX
Prof. Dan Bussel; University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
M. Jonathan Hayes; Resnik Hayes Moradi, LLP

Dan Geyser argued the Taggart case before the Supreme Court in April, 2019 and of course obtained a badly needed reversal of the Ninth Circuit opinion. In fact, Dan argued four cases this year in front of the Supreme Court! He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a very entertaining speaker. Dan has argued the following cases before the Supreme Court:
Taggart v. Lorenzen (creditor’s “good faith” does not preclude liability for discharge violations - reversing the Ninth Circuit).Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP (non-judicial foreclosures not covered by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act). U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. The Village at Lakeridge, LLC, (appellate standard of review in the “non-statutory insider” context). 

His major cases at the circuit court of appeals level:
Garfield v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (Bankruptcy Code does not broadly repeal the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in the discharge context). 811 F.3d 86 (2d Cir. 2016).
America’s Servicing Co. v. Schwartz-Tallard (In re Schwartz-Tallard) (attorney’s fees proper for prosecuting violations of the automatic stay - convincing the en banc court to overturn past circuit authority).Prof. Dan Bussel teaches Bankruptcy and Contracts among other subjects at UCLA Law School. He is also a partner at Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanof & Stern LLP. Prof. Bussel received his law degree from Stanford Law School and clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Conner after that. Published opinions in which Prof. Bussel served as appellate counsel include Stern v. Marshall (US Supreme Court); In re Penrod (US Supreme Court (on cert.) and 9th Cir.); Continental Insurance Co. v. Thorpe Insulation Co. (9th Cir. and US Supreme Court (on cert.)); and Motor Vehicle Insurance Co. v. Thorpe Insulation Co. (9th Cir.). This will be a very entertaining discussion about the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Taggart, the discharge injunction, violations of the automatic stay and perhaps some predictions about where the court and the law is going. 

Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends of the cdcbaa,  I am pleased to report that for the second year in a row, our Bankruptcy Court held its annual Pro Bono Reception breakfast for Los Angeles and San... Read More


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