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Friday, May 5 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
PLENARY: Case Law Update

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The panel will discuss recent trends in bankruptcy case law, with analysis of cases decided by the Courts of Appeals and other appellate courts.

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avatar for Prof. Angela K. Littwin

Prof. Angela K. Littwin

Professor Littwin studies bankruptcy, consumer, and commercial law from an empirical perspective. Her current research includes studying the knowledge of and attitudes towards bankruptcy among consumer being sued by debt collectors as well as the relationship between consumer credit and domestic violence (DV). She has published in journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the California Law Review, and the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. She has recently published article about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's complaints process and supervision program as well as on how consumer bankruptcy attorneys adapted to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act. Professor Littwin has been a principal investigator for a number of empirical projects. With... Read More →
avatar for Henry Sommer

Henry Sommer

Supervising Attorney
Henry J. Sommer is Supervising Attorney at the pro bono Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project in Philadelphia. He has litigated many major cases involving bankruptcy, consumer law, civil rights and other issues. Previously, he was the head of the Consumer Law Project at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, where he worked for over 21 years. Mr. Sommer has also served as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Law. He received his A.B. degree from Harvard College, magna cum laude and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, cum... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pacific Hall BC Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel