Lear Werts partner, Todd Werts, is scheduled to address the Federal Bar Association’s, 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting to present An Ounce of Prevention: Perspectives on a Civil Plaintiff Filing Bankruptcy from Both Sides of the ‘v.’ Todd Will be co-presenting with Christina Tellado, a partner at Holland & Knight in Los Angeles, California. This presentation will explain the basic academic underpinning of a bankruptcy case with emphasis on the judicial estoppel doctrine and its evolution within the federal courts. They will also discuss standing issues raised and the practical implications of either party filing bankruptcy.
Founded in 1920, the Federal Bar Association is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Its more than 16,000 members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.