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Shark Tank – Bankruptcy Edition 2023 (2023 Bankruptcy Institute session)


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  • Start Date:2023-11-16 19:00:00
  • End Date:2025-11-16 19:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
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Overview

Embracing the American entrepreneurial spirit, the Sharks – judges of the regional Bankruptcy Courts – weigh in on what they determine to be the best pitch made by commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys who dare to enter the tank.

Recorded at the Bankruptcy Institute in November 2023.

Faculty

Andrew Altenburg

Judge Altenburg was
appointed to the bench for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the
District of New Jersey in Camden, New Jersey on May 19, 2014. Prior to his
appointment, Judge Altenburg served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Daniel J.
Moore, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey in
Newark, New Jersey, then as an associate with the firm of Davis, Reberkenny
& Abramowitz in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and finally as the sole
shareholder of Andrew B. Altenburg, Jr., Esquire P.C. in Marlton, New Jersey
for more than fourteen years. Judge Altenburg concentrated his practice in
bankruptcy law, credit union representation and creditor/debtor relations.
Judge Altenburg received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Niagara University
and his J.D. degree from the University Of Dayton School Of Law. Judge
Altenburg has served as an editor, author and frequent lecturer to various
professional and educational organizations.

Ashely Chan

Judge Ashely M. Chan
sits as a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Chan was a
shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller and
concentrated her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate
restructuring. She is a 1996 graduate of Rutgers School of Law –
Camden, where she received Tax Honors with Distinction and received the
Rutgers Pro Bono Publico Award. From 1996 to 1997, Judge Chan
served as law clerk for the Honorable Gloria M. Burns of the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Before joining
HASPS, she was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in the
business and finance section where she focused on bankruptcy, corporate
restructuring, and corporate finance. She has received numerous
recognitions, including being selected as a Leader in
Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers USA, a Best Lawyer in America in
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights and a Pennsylvania Lawyer on the Fast
Track by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. She
is an adjunct professor at Temple Law School where she teaches a course on
commercial bankruptcy practice and procedure. She also serves as Chair of the
Bankruptcy Judges Advisory Group. Judge Chan is passionate about increasing
diversity in the legal profession and loves to spend time in nature with her
2 dogs.

Jordan Williams Esq.

Jordan is an associate at Blank Rome LLP where she concentrates her practice on a broad range of finance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Prior to graduating law school and joining Blank Rome, Jordan worked as a legal intern for Dilworth Paxson, and was also an Equal Justice Works fellow as an intern for the Military Assistance Project. Prior to law school, Jordan work at a boutique bankruptcy firm in Philadelphia handling consumer bankruptcy cases. She earned her B.A. from Temple University and her J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. 

Michael Barber Esq.

Michael C. Barber is an Associate Attorney at Robinson & Cole in Philadelphia. He is an active member of the greater Philadelphia chapters of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and the Turnaround Management Agency (TMA). Mr. Barber’s legal experience as both an attorney and judicial clerk has enabled him to work on matters involving attorney sanctions, avoidance and dischargeability actions, creditor’s committees, and various issues concerning creditor’s rights. He is a 2021 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has authored articles and presentations on a range of topics involving the classification of commercial-tenant claims and fiduciary duties in bankruptcy.

Nicholas Engel Esq.

Mr. Engel is an associate at the firm of Smith Kane Holman, LLC, where he practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and debt counseling.  He earned his B.A. from Millersville University and his J.D. from Temple Law.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Engel worked for the U.S. Department of Labor and clerked for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Eric L. Frank.  

Patricia Mayer

Judge Mayer was appointed on March 11, 2020 to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Reading Division. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Mayer focused her practice on representing individuals and small business owners in consumer bankruptcy cases, IRS Collection matters and mortgage foreclosure defense. Judge Mayer was a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) where she served as the 3rd Circuit Community Leader. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP) and served as Chair of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference. In March of 2014, Ms. Mayer was selected to serve on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Local Rules Committee and tasked with drafting the new Model Chapter 13 Plan currently being used in the District along with revisions to other local procedures and rules. Judge Mayer is a frequent lecturer and course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference. Judge Mayer graduated, magna cum laude, from De Sales University with a B.A. in Politics in 1991. She earned her J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law in 1997.Judge Mayer currently serves on the Bankruptcy Education Advisory Committee for the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) and is a member of the Public Outreach and Rules Committees for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.  


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