Our Work

The National Bankruptcy Conferences Work Products include, but are not limited to:

  • Testimony before Congress
  • Letters to Congress on statutory issues that affect the Bankruptcy Code
  • Official NBC position statements
  •  In depth analysis on insolvency topics produced by NBC Committees
  • Other correspondence to regulatory bodies such as the Rules Committee and U.S. Trustees Office

All of the Conference’s work is listed and sorted below by most recent date. If you are looking for a particular document (i.e. testimony, letter, etc.), you can use the search function to narrow down the results.

2017 March 17 NBC Letter re: Resolution of Systemically Important Financial Institutions

2016 September 28 Letter re: Revisions to Bankruptcy Code Exemptions for Qualified Financial Contracts; 2010 Conyers Letter re Proposed Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code

2016 April 8 National Bankruptcy Conference issues statement on draft Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)

2016 February 8 A New Chapter 15

2016 January 27 NBC Letter to Congress re Chapter 15 Amendments

2015 December 18 Proposed Amendments to Bankruptcy Code to Facilitate Restructuring of Bond and Credit Agreement Debt

2015 November 11 Proposed National Form for Chapter 13 Plans and Related Amendments to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

2015 November 4 National Bankruptcy Conference Elects Four New Conferees

2015 July 9 Statement of Richard Levin on behalf of the NBC at the Hearing on “Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2015”

2015 June 18 Letter to Congress Regarding Proposed Amendment to Bankruptcy Code Relating to Resolution of Systematically Important Financial Institutions

2015 May 28-29 NBC Rethinking Chapter 11 Conference Materials

2015 April 15 Recommendation Concerning the ABA Section of Taxation Proposal for a Technical Correction to the Hanging Paragraph in 11 U.S.C. §523(a)

2014 December 20 Report Wellness International Limited v. Sharif: Stern and State Law Claims and the Constitutional Validity of Consent

2014 November 21 PRESS RELEASE: National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) Elects Three Conferees

2014 July 24 Letter to Congressman Pierluisi re: Proposed Chapter 9 Amendment relating to Puerto Rico Municipalities

2014 July 18 Letter to Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure re: Recommended amendments to Rule 704 and Service of Process Proposals

2014 July 15 Archive Webcast of the hearing on the “Subchapter V Bankruptcy Code Amendment Act of 2014” by the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law of the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives 

2014 March 26 Testimony of Jane Vris on behalf of the NBC before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law of the House Committee on the Judiciary 113th Congress, 2nd Session for Hearings on Exploring Chapter 11 Reform: Corporate and Financial Institution Insolvencies; Treatment of Derivatives

2014 March 5 Letter to Senators Leahy, Whitehouse, Lee, and Klobuchar re: NBC Report on S.1720 (Patent Transparency and Improvement Act of 2013)

2014 January 29 Letter to Senators Cornyn and Toomey regarding S.1861 (Taxpayer Protection and Responsibilities Act)

2013 December 2 Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison: Does Party Consent Render Bankruptcy Court Adjudication Constitutionally Valid?

2013 November 15 Letter to House Judiciary Committee re: Proposed Amendments to H.R. 3309 (Innovation Act)

2013 April 30 PRESS RELEASE: National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) Elects Three Conferees

2013 February 15 Letter to Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure re: Procedural Issues Raised by the Supreme Court’s Decision in Stern v. Marshall, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011)

2012 December 5 Letter Re: S. 3545, Family Farmer Bankruptcy Tax Clarification Act of 2012

2012 November 23 Comments on Proposed UST Fee Guidelines

2012 November 9 Comments to Proposed Amendments to 28 U.S.C. §§ 157 and 158 in Response to Stern v. Marshall, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011)

2012 July 20 Testimony of Robert Patrick Vance on behalf of the NBC before the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Committee on the Judiciary 112th Congress, 2nd Session for Hearings on The Supreme Court’s Decision in Stern v. Marshall: Its Effects on Bankruptcy Administration and Possible Congressional Response

2012 February 27 Supplemental Comments of the National Bankruptcy Conference on the Proposed “Guidelines for Reviewing Applications for Compensation & Reimbursement of Expenses Filed under 11 U.S.C. § 330 by Attorneys in Larger Chapter 11 Cases

2012 January 30 Comments on Proposed UST Fee Guidelines

2011 October 26 Committee on Courts and the Administrative System’s The Scope and Implications of Stern v. Marshall, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011)

2011 April 26 Letter to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules re: Response to Request for Comments on Proposed Bankruptcy Rule 4009-Asbestos Trusts Reporting

2011 April 25 Letter to House Committees re: Technical Amendments to Dodd-Frank Act

2011 February 14 Statement to Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee

  • Description: A Statement of the National Bankruptcy Conference on a possible State bankruptcy act, which we respectfully request be included in the record of the hearings scheduled for Monday, February 14, 2011 before the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law on “The Role of Public Employee Pensions in Contributing to State Insolvency and the Possibility of a State Bankruptcy Chapter”

2011 January 18 Letter to Robert E. Feldman, FDIC from NBC Capital Markets Committee re: Comments on Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Title 11 (Orderly Liquidation Authority)

2010 November 23 Letter to House Judiciary Committee re: H.R. 5823 (U.S. Covered Bond Act)

2010 October 26 Email to Senate Staff Regarding Technical Corrections to BAPCPA

2010 September 15 Letter to Chairman Whitehouse and Sessions

2010 June 29 Position on H.R. 5503, letter to Chairman Conyers

2010 March 17 Testimony of Hon. A. Thomas Small on behalf of the NBC before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts 111th Congress, 2nd Session on the subject of “Could Bankruptcy Reform Help Preserve Small Business Jobs?”

2010 March 15 Letter to Senator Conyers re: Proposed Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code Concerning Exemptions for Financial Contracts

2010 March 11 Sample Letter re: Proposal to Amend Section 365(e) and (f) of the Bankruptcy Code to Permit Assumption of Non-Assignable Executory Contracts

2010 January 29 Letter to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules re: Proposed Amendment to Rule 2019 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

2009 December 17 A Proposal for Amending Chapter 12 to Accommodate Small Business Enterprises Seeking to Reorganize

2009 November 17 Testimony of Edwin E. Smith on behalf of the NBC before the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition of the House Judiciary of the 111th Congress for Hearings on “Too Big to Fail: The Role of Bankruptcy and Antitrust Law in Financial Regulation Reform, Part II”

2008 September 22 Letter to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules

  • Attached is a copy of a letter, approved by the Executive Committee, that was sent to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules on September 22, 2008 regarding the Advisory Committee’s examination of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2019.

2008 July 23 Letter to House and Senate Leadership on H.R. 3221 (Housing Mortgage Bill)

2008 April 30 Tax Attributes in Bankruptcy (Carl M. Jenks, Jones Day)

2008 February 15 Letter to the Judicial Conference, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure re: Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure Relating to Time Periods

2008 February 6 Letter to Chairman John Conyers, Jr., House Judiciary Committee re: Educational Loan Dischargeability Amendment to H.R. 4137 (College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007)

2007 December 12 Letter to House Judiciary Committee Members re: H.R. 3609 (Emergency Home Ownership and Mortgage Equity Protection Act of 2007)

2007 December 5 Testimony to the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on “The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: How To Help Families Save Their Homes”

  • Witness List & Testimony
    • Nettie McGee (Chicago, IL)
    • Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody’s Economy.com, Inc. (West Chester, PA)

2007 October 17 Letter to Senators Specter and Durbin and Representatives Conyers, Sanchez, Miller and Chabot on H.R. 3609

2007 August 17 NBC Response to “Workout, No Bailouts”

2006 November 14 Letter to House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 5532

2006 October 1 Professional Responsibility Committee Report

  • Description:
    1) Section 707(b)(4)(C)
    2) Section 707(b)(4)(D)
    3) Section 707(b)(4)(B)
    4) Debt Relief Agencies
    5) Unauthorized Practice of Law
    6) Merry-Go-Round Amendment
    7) Disinterested Person Definition
    8) Exhibit 1: American Law Journal, A Quarterly, Volume 79 Issue 2, 2005

2006 October 1 Committee on Taxes Report

  • Description:
    1) Ad Hoc Committee on Trustees in Individual 11s – Payment of Taxes
    2) First-Day Orders on Claims Trading
    3) Technical Corrections to BAPCPA

2006 September 12 Avoiding Powers’ Committee Report on BAPCPA (As revised)

  • Description:
    1) Dollar Limitation
    2) Reclamation Rights
    3) Venue for Preference Actions
    4) Non-Profit Supported Transfers
    5) Ordinary Course Payments
    6) Support Payments
    7) Insider Transfers
    8) Statutory Liens
    9) Miscellaneous Changes

2006 March 29 Letter to Senators on H.R. 22 (Senate Version) — The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act

2006 February 1 Individual Debtor Committee’s Proposed Modification to Forms and Interim Rules

  • Description:
    1) Background
    2) Analysis and Recommendations: Interim Rules
    3) Analysis and Recommendations: Newly Promulgated Forms
    4) Recommendations

2006 January 5 Letter to Congress re: Proposed Amendment to Bankruptcy Code Section 506(a)(2)

2005 December 13 Letter to Congress re: Proposed Amendments to Bankruptcy Code’s Sections on Financial Contracts

2005 December 7 Letter to Congress re: S.1932 (Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005) and S.1783 (Pension Security and Transparency Act of 2005)

2005 December 5 Letter to Congress re: H.R. 4241/S.1932 (Deficit Reduction Act of 2005) and H.R. 2830 (Pension Protection Act of 2005)

2005 November 9 Letter to Congress re: Proposed PBGC Termination Premium

2005 September 27 Letter to Congress re: Proposed Interim Rules and Forms

2005 September 12 Letter to Congress re: S.662 (The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act)

2005 July 8 Letter to Congress re: H.R. 420 (Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2005)

2005 June 16 Letter to Congress re: Proposed Bennett Amendments to Title IX

2005 May 11 Letter to Congress re: Technical Comments on the FAIR Act

2005 February 15 Letter to Congress re: S.314

2005 February 15 Letter to Congress re: S.256

2005 February 14 Letter to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts re: Proposed Amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 4002

2005 February 4 Letter to Congress re: Requested hearing on S. 256 BAPCPA (2005 version)

2004 September 28 Letter to Congress re: H.R. 3540, extension of Chapter 12 for one year (2003)

2004 March 29 Letter to Congress re: Improve regulation of domestic insurance companies

2003 November 21 Letter to Congress re: Schumer’s Amendment to Omnibus Appropriations Bill (2003)

2003 January 24 Letter to Congress re: the Conference’s request to assist in drafting bankruptcy reform

2002 May 21 Letter to Congress re: Treatment of Unlimited Homestead Exemption

2001 November 5 Letter to Congress re: H.R. 333 and its Senate counterpart