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Hope Ballroom D-E [clear filter]
Friday, May 17
 

8:30am EDT

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for John C. Colwell

John C. Colwell

Attorney - NACBA President, San Diego, CA
Mr. Colwell received his B.A. Degree in Philosophy from Ripon College in Ripon, WI in 1977; and his J. D. degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA in 1984. He is a member of the State Bar of California (1985) and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am EDT
Hope Ballroom D-E

8:45am EDT

Keynote Speaker: David Lee Windecher - “Second Chances”
David Windecher is a defense attorney in Atlanta, GA. He is an author, television star from CBS’s “Hunted” and founder of RED, a non-profit dedicated to ending recidivism. He represents clients facing major felony and misdemeanor charges. David will share his life story which he wrote in the book “The American Dream” – the story in which he portrays the difficulty of obtaining the American dream as an impoverished minority.
David grew up in the streets of Miami, and was first arrested at age 11 for shoplifting, stealing out of desperation to feed his family. For the next seven years, David was involved in a criminal lifestyle racked with violence, drugs, and money. He later joined a gang and was arrested over 13 times. Despite a life of crime, deep inside, David dreamed of becoming an attorney and fighting for justice for all. David’s faith in God and Love for his family were the catalyst for turning his life around.



Speakers
avatar for David Windecher

David Windecher

David Windecher is a defense attorney in Atlanta, GA. He is an author, television star from CBS’s “Hunted” and founder of RED, a non-profit dedicated to ending recidivism. He represents clients facing major felony and misdemeanor charges. David will share his life story which... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
Hope Ballroom D-E

10:20am EDT

Legislative Update
The panel will discuss the status of legislation and NACBA initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Boltz

Ed Boltz

Partner, Law Offices of John T. Orcutt PC
Mr. Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1996. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, where he has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law. He is admitted to practice before... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Yarowsky

Jonathan Yarowsky

Co-Chair, Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Practice, Wilmer Hale
Jonathan Yarowsky provides strategic counsel and multi-branch advocacy to clients in an array of areas including antitrust, telecommunications policy, intellectual property, and administrative practice and procedure. Mr. Yarowsky also maintains a robust practice in congressional investigations... Read More →
avatar for Krista D'Amelio

Krista D'Amelio

Director of Government Affairs & Communications, NACBA
Krista D’Amelio joined NACBA in April 2017 as Director of Government Affairs and Communications. D’Amelio's work focuses on strengthening relationships and increasing advocacy reach with state and federal elected officials, government agencies, and allies to enhance their understanding... Read More →
avatar for Ike Shulman

Ike Shulman

Shulman Law Offices
In 1992, Ike Shulman led the effort to organize the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys ("NACBA") to provide consumer debtors with an effective voice in the legislative process. Mr. Shulman was elected NACBA’s first president, and served in that position through... Read More →


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Friday May 17, 2019 10:20am - 11:00am EDT
Hope Ballroom D-E

11:00am EDT

Case Law Update & NCBRC Appeals
 This panel will discuss recent cases important to bankruptcy practice and appeals involving NACBA’s sister organization, NCBRC (The National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center ).

Speakers
avatar for Henry Sommer

Henry Sommer

Henry J. Sommer 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 and Supervising Attorney at the... Read More →
avatar for Tara Twomey

Tara Twomey

National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center
She is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and the Executive Director for the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center. Ms. Twomey also serves as the Consumer Claims Trustee in the chapter 11 cases of Ditech Holding Corporation and its affiliates. In 2021, she... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Hope Ballroom D-E
 
Saturday, May 18
 

8:30am EDT

Views from the Bench
The panel of distinguished judges will discuss important cases and practice issues of import from their jurisdictions.

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Brian Lynch

Hon. Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch was appointed chief bankruptcy judge for Western Washington on October 1, 2014. He was sworn in as a bankruptcy judge for the Tacoma Division of the court on June 1, 2010. He serves on the Ninth Circuit ADR Committee and the Ad Hoc Chiefs Committee re Shared Services... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Jessica E. Price Smith

Hon. Jessica E. Price Smith

Judge Jessica Price Smith was appointed to a 14-year term on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 2011.  A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she is a graduate of Miami University where she was among the first group of students awarded the prestigious Harrison... Read More →
avatar for Tara Twomey

Tara Twomey

National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center
She is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and the Executive Director for the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center. Ms. Twomey also serves as the Consumer Claims Trustee in the chapter 11 cases of Ditech Holding Corporation and its affiliates. In 2021, she... Read More →



Saturday May 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Hope Ballroom D-E

9:50am EDT

Keynote Speaker: Dawn Brolin - "Profit First"
Dawn Brolin is a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Member of Powerful Accounting, LLC. Drive profitability in your business and serve their clients in the most impactful way imaginable by putting Profit First. Dedicated to working hand in hand with small business owners, Dawn strives to “leave people better than she found them” through implementing good business processes. Her unconventional speaking strategies captivate and motivate an audience to take the next steps toward their success. She is co-host and founder of “The QB Show” weekly broadcast, has been named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by CPA Technology Magazine and one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” three years running. She speaks regularly at national conferences and has been featured on MSNBC “Your Business.”

Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2019 9:50am - 11:00am EDT
Hope Ballroom D-E
 
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