TODAY’S #NACBASF SESSION SPOTLIGHT!

Case Law Update

Saturday, May 21st, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The panel will discuss recent trends in bankruptcy case law, with analysis of cases decided by the Courts of Appeals and other appellate courts.
avatar for Hon. M. Elaine Hammond
Hon. M. Elaine Hammond
United States District & Bankruptcy Court, Northern District California
United States Bankruptcy Judge
San Jose, CA
M. Elaine Hammond is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of California. She was sworn in on February 2, 2012. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Hammond’s practice focused on representing debtors and creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings. She was a partner with the San Francisco firm Friedman Dumas and Springwater LLP. Prior to joining that firm she was an associate with Murphy, Sheneman, Julian & Rogers. Judge Hammond began her legal career as a law clerk for the Judge Edward D. Jellen, now retired, also of the Northern District of California.

A native of North Carolina, she received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, and her JD with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

 

Hon. Ronald Sargis
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California Judge
Sacramento, CA

caeb.uscourts.gov/Judges/Sargis.aspx

onald H. Sargis is a Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California. He was sworn in to the court on January 14, 2010. Sargis received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1979 and his J.D. from McGeorge Law School at the University of the Pacific in 1982.Prior to joining the court, Sargis was a partner with the firm Hefner, Stark & Marois, where he worked for twenty-six years. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Loren Dahl.

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