Thursday, June 23, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS / CALL FOR PAPERS

The American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee and the Golden Gate University School of Law proudly host a national dialogue about the freezing, seizing and distributing entity assets and operating the entity at the intersection of complex white collar crime prosecutions and business bankruptcy.  The conference will serve as part of an ongoing discussion about lessons learned, recurring issues and best practices.  The conference will feature leading voices from the federal district and bankruptcy bench, Department of Justice, Criminal and Civil Divisions from "Main Justice" and prominent U.S. Attorney's Offices, and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as prominent white collar crime and business bankruptcy practitioners and academics.  The conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2011 at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA.

The conference organizers seek proposals for papers of publishable quality that explore this intersection between white collar crime prosecutions, business bankruptcy.  Particularly, we seek papers discussing the freezing, seizing and distributing of entity assets, operating the entity, and the different practices and goals inherent to criminal prosecution, civil enforcement and business bankruptcy proceedings.  A committee of academics will review paper proposals that may contribute to our discussion.  Both essay and article length papers are welcome.

Proposals should describe the thesis, its general support, and the proposed format of the final paper. Proposals should be no more than 3-pages. We will review proposals as received, beginning on June 1, 2011, with the submission deadline of July 15, 2011.  Authors of selected proposals will then submit a draft of the paper in advance of the November conference and by October 1, 2011.  During the November conference, authors of the selected proposals will present a draft of their paper and the committee of academics and conference participants will review the draft papers in advance of the conference and participate in workshops for selected papers during the conference.

 To submit a proposal or draft paper, or for more information about the conference, participants or call for papers, contact Professor Karen Gebbia (kgebbia@ggu.edu) or Wes Porter (wporter@ggu.edu), or by phone at (415) 442-6600.  The attachment should be in Word or PDF format.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  An e-mail acknowledging submission will be sent promptly to each author.  Decisions will be communicated on a rolling basis with final decisions no later than August 1, 2011.

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