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17th Annual Joseph Bernfeld Distinguished Speakers Program

  • 02/04/2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wilshire Country Club



The LABF is pleased to welcome Professor Robert K. Rasmussen of USC Law School as our speaker at the seventeenth annual Joseph Bernfeld Distinguished Speakers Program. 

"The Genius of American Restructuring Law"

There is a famous phrase in academic circles about the “genius of American corporate law.” The story, in that legal setting, is that Delaware in general, and the Delaware courts in particular, have created a system that provides high-quality corporate law. Professor Rasmussen tells a similar story about restructuring law, though here the heroes are the attorneys.

Professor Rasmussen is the J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair in Law and Political Science, and served as dean of USC Law School from 2007 to 2015. Professor Rasmussen’s scholarly expertise is focused on the interaction of market forces and corporate reorganization law, and his most recent work addresses fundamental changes in corporate reorganization practice. He teaches: Advanced Secured Transactions, Business Bankruptcy, Contracts, International Insolvency, Realities of Commercial Lending, Sovereign Distress, and Syndicated Lending.

Remembering the Honorable Richard Neiter

Immediately preceding the program, the Honorable Geraldine Mund and Theodore Stolman, Esq. will share memories of Judge Neiter from the bench and bar.

Wilshire Country Club
301 N Rossmore Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Dinner is served at 6:45 pm
Program begins at 7:30 pm
Lights out at 8:45 pm

LABF members: $95.00
Non-members: $130.00
Students and government employees: $45.00
Late registration at the door: Additional $20.00

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Young Professionals' networking hour starts at 5:00 pm. Please contact Jessica Nadler ( for details.

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