Bankruptcy & Insolvency

About the Committee

See our mission statement, committee leadership, and a message from our chairs and learn about the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Committee today.


The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Committee is one of nearly 40 practice areas open to all members of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. Joining the committee entitles a member to a number of benefits. The committee’s leadership is made up of experienced bankruptcy litigators from the United States and Canada, working to keep bankruptcy litigators fully up-to-date on the substantive and procedural aspects of bankruptcy litigation—both in the bankruptcy courts and in state or federal courts to the extent affected by bankruptcy and insolvency laws—including the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques in bankruptcy, the impact of bankruptcy on pending complex civil litigation, and ethics.

To accomplish this goal, the committee provides its members with these benefits:

Message from the Chairs

Dear Committee Members,

Welcome to the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation Committee’s webpage. Our focus is aimed at providing helpful knowledge, advice, and practical training on issues important to those practicing in bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. As a Committee, we are committed to providing members with at least one benefit each month (e.g., a newsletter, a Roundtable, or a Sound Advice piece).

We would love to have each of you become more involved in the Committee, and there are many ways to do so. Becoming involved can be as simple as recording a Sound Advice (which is a 5- to 10-minute audio piece), organizing or participating in a Roundtable program (a 30- to 60-minute conference call about a specific topic), or writing a short piece for the newsletter or committee webpage. Each of these activities is simple to create and is a great way to show your expertise to other members, and broader audiences throughout the Section and the ABA. In addition, attending one of the Section of Litigation meetings during the year will allow you to connect and network with other professionals in our industry.

Be on the lookout in the coming months for information about upcoming events, including Roundtables, Sound Advice pieces, and CLE events. We are pleased to lead such an active and engaged committee and look forward to another excellent year.

David Crichlow and Blakeley Griffith

Cochairs, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation Committee

Monthly Committee Calls

Our monthly committee calls are open to all members and take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. MT/9:30 a.m. PT.

Dial in at 1-866-200-9051, passcode: 18056593#.

  • March 16, 2021
  • April 20, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • June 22, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
  • August 2021 – no call
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