When faced with child sexual abuse claims, the Boy Scouts, USA Gymnastics, the Catholic Church, and other organizations have deployed Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code as a shield.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) cases in Chapter 11 are an arena that require special attention to the victim-survivor claimant. When victim-survivor claimants are forced through the Bankruptcy system, they are often silenced, re-victimized, and experience emotional hardship.
- The history of Chapter 11 and the rise of mass tort bankruptcy
- How Chapter 11 became a legal avenue for institutions facing child sex abuse claims
- Best practices for representing a victim-survivor claimant
- The impact of trauma and trauma-informed practice in Chapter 11 cases
- Jeffrey D. Prol, Partner; Vice Chair, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
- Brent Weisenberg, Senior Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
- Colleen M. Restel, Associate, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
- Professor Marci A. Hamilton
- Bruce Grohsgal, Esq.
- Tom Krumins
- Jennifer Wydra
Time: 1-4 p.m. ET
*This event is open to the public but requires a registration fee.