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Preparing for Bankruptcies and Customer Insolvencies

Developed and Delivered by the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group of Cooley LLP




This course offers participants a comprehensive overview of how to prepare for, and best position your company, when customers become financially insolvent or enter into bankruptcy. 


Your instructors are 3 principals from the nationally recognized law firm of Cooley LLP:  Larry Gottlieb, Jay Indyke and Cathy Hershcopf.  Cooley LLP has represented creditors' committees in many large firms and debtors in successful reorganizations.


This presentation is organized into 7 video sessions with a total runtime of approximately 5 hours.  Each session is followed by assessment tests designed to prepare participants for the final exam.  


This course covers the following:

  • Protecting and Elevating Claims – The Claims Waterfall, Critical Vendors, Goods in Transit, Credit Insurance, Letters of Credit, PACA/PASA/PPFPA Claims, Consignments and Purchase Money Security Interests.
  • Material Case Events – Creditors' Committees, Notices and Case Monitoring, Capital Structure Issues, Financing, Cash Collateral and the Budget, Automatic Stay, “363” Sales, Affirmative Litigation Strategies and Preferences.
  • Contracts in Bankruptcy – Enforceability of Agreements in Bankruptcy/Ipso Facto Clauses and Executory Contracts.
  • General information regarding Claims in Bankruptcy and Claims Trading.
  • Case Exit Strategies – Sharing a Piece of the Bankruptcy Pie, Creative Ways to Provide Distributions to Creditors, the Plan and Disclosure Statement Process, Important Plan Creditor Protections, and Conversion to Chapter7.
  • Cross Border Issues – Laws Pertaining to Canada and Working with U.S. and Canadian Courts.
  • Outside of Bankruptcy – Prepackaged and Prearranged Bankruptcy Filings, Out of Court Workouts and Collective Creditor Action/Insolvency Filings.


This is an On-Demand Course, allowing students to work independently and at their own pace to accommodate the time demands of busy professionals. Upon concluding the presentation/course material, the participant is required to take a final exam. Those who receive a grade of 70% or higher will receive a “Certificate of Professional Development” from the Credit Research Foundation.


For a video introduction to this course, CLICK HERE


Registration Fee - $375


To register, CLICK HERE or cut and paste this link: 

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