Jenner & Block

“88th Annual Meeting,” National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Chicago, IL

Jenner & Block Partner Ronald R. Peterson will be a speaker during the 88th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), taking place in Chicago from October 8 – 11, 2014. First, Ron will be a panelist in a program titled “Can the Trustee Bring That Lawsuit? Exploring Standing and In Pari Delicto Issues in Chapter 11 Cases,” on October 10, from 9 – 10 a.m. 

Later that day, Ron will participate in a public debate presented by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.  Speaking in the second of three debates that begin at 3 p.m., Ron will address the question of whether third-party defendants should be able to assert the in pari delicto defense against the trustee in bankruptcy and also with respect to the debtor in possession or other estate representatives.

Also during the meeting, on October 9, Ron will be presented with the Commercial Law League of America’s prestigious Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy. 

Ron is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization; Complex Bankruptcy Litigation; Corporate Finance; and Real Estate and Construction Litigation Practices.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Commercial Law League of America and the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section and the Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.  Ron also is a Director of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and is a member of INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals). Since 2003, Chambers & Partners has named him one of the country’s leading lawyers in bankruptcy law.  

He has been a member of the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division since 1987, and has presided over numerous complex commercial cases, including Stotler & Co, the country’s 10th largest commodities house, and  Lancelot Investment, a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.  Ron has also served as examiner in Robert Lund, a large real estate developer, and as chairman of the Creditors’ Committee in Thomas J. Petters, a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme. 

For more information about the NCBJ conference, please click here.