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CBLI Announces Inaugural West Coast Bankruptcy Forum, February 3-4, 2022


USC Gould School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School have partnered to host the West Coast Bankruptcy Roundtable, scheduled for February 3-4, 2022, in Los Angeles. Spearheaded by Robert Rasmussen, Michael Simkovic, and Samir Parikh, the Roundtable seeks to bring together experienced and junior scholars to discuss particularly noteworthy scholarship involving financial restructuring and business law.

Attendees for the 2022 event include Barry Adler (NYU), Ken Ayotte (Berkeley), Douglas Baird (Chicago), Bruce Bennett (Jones Day), Susan Block-Lieb (Fordham), Anna Gelpern (Georgetown), Mitu Gulati (UVA), Sujeet Indap (Financial Times), Yair Listokin (Yale), Bruce Markell (Northwestern), Ed Morrison (Columbia), Alan Schwartz (Yale), Jamie Sprayregen (Kirkland & Ellis), David Skeel (UPenn), Fred Tung (BU), and Kate Waldock.

The Roundtable invites the submission of papers. Scholars are encouraged to submit a 3 – 5 page overview of a proposed paper. Submissions may be an introduction, excerpt from a longer paper, or extended abstract. The submission should be anonymized, and – aside from general citations to the author’s previous articles – all references to the author should be removed. Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend. Please submit proposals by September 7, 2021.

Proposals – as well as questions about the Roundtable – should be directed to Samir Parikh at

Date and Location:

February 3 - 4, 2021

Los Angeles, California

Contact: Richard Adams

(503) 768-6677