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 purpose of this CLE, featuring Lowenstein's Jeffrey D. ProlBrent Weisenberg, and Colleen M. Restel, is to educate attorneys on:

  • 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.