IP Trademark Committee Roundtable: IP Licenses in Bankruptcy
Monday, February 25, 2013
- Location -
Baker & McKenzie LLP
452 Fifth Avenue
Between 39th & 40th Streets
New York, NY 10018
Registration and breakfast: 8:30-9:00am
Program: 9:00 – 10:15am
1.5 MCLE credits in areas of Professional Practice
(Pending approval; may not be applicable for attorneys admitted under 24
Join the Trademark Law Committee of the Intellectual Property Law
Section for a roundtable event on recent developments and strategies
concerning treatment of intellectual property and IP licenses in
bankruptcy proceedings and disposal of distressed assets.
Our panelists will be discussing issues of particular concern,
- Bankruptcy treatment of “executory contracts” and
criteria for determining whether a licensing agreement is an
- Special provisions of the Bankruptcy Code governing intellectual
- Differences between the bankruptcy treatment of trademarks and other
types of IP
- Strategies for dealing with a licensor’s or licensee’s
- Due diligence of licensing agreements to identify potential
- Emerging and unresolved issues in the bankruptcy treatment of
Lisa W. Rosaya, Esq.
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
New York, NY
William R. Samuels, Esq.
W.R. Samuels Law PLLC
New York, NY
James W. Grudus, Chief Creditors Rights Counsel, AT&T
Mr. Grudus specializes in complex insolvency issues,
including corporate development and strategic evaluation initiatives,
bankruptcies, and regulatory matters. He attended both Seton Hall
and Yale Law Schools, where he was an editor of the Yale Journal on
Regulation and co-founded the Yale Law and Technology Society. Mr.
Grudus did his undergraduate work at the University of Rochester where
he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physics and a Bachelor
of Arts degree in History.
Casey Servais, Associate, Financial Restructuring Dept.,
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy law, international
insolvency law, and financial restructuring. He graduated with
honors from the University of Chicago and received his J.D. from Yeshiva
University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was the
Floersheimer Fellow for Law and Humanities, a member of the Cardozo Law
Review, and the Senior Editor of the journal Law & Literature.
Before attending law school, Mr. Servais earned a Ph.D. from Cornell
University and was a Fulbright scholar at Humboldt University in
Berlin. In addition to his practice, Mr. Servais has authored or
contributed to articles that have appeared in Law 360, the Restructuring
Review, and the American Bankruptcy Institute volume
Debtor-in-Possession Financing: Funding a Chapter 11 Case.
Intellectual Property Law Section
Non-Section members: $75*
Law Students: $20
Registration fee includes a light breakfast.
Register online below (by February 20th),
or call the State Bar Service Center (business hours M-F) at
800-582-2452, and reference event code IP1600FE13.
*SPECIAL OFFER for current NYSBA members who are not members of the
Intellectual Property Law Section: Receive a year of membership in the
IP Law Section FREE with registration (a $30 value). Your free
membership will be processed automatically following the program date.
Membership will be valid through 12/31/2013.
Discounts and Scholarships:
New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a
discount or scholarship to attend this program based on financial
hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the
program only. Under that policy any attorney who has a genuine hardship,
if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the
circumstances. Written requests should be directed to Stephanie Bugos
at: New York State Bar Association, One Elk St., Albany, NY 12207 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
at least 5 business days in advance of the program.
Must be received by February 20, 2013 in order to obtain a refund
of registration fees.
For more information, contact: IntellectualProperty@nysba.org
The last day to pre-register online was February 20, 2013.
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