Lugenbuhl shareholder Alicia Bendana will serve as a speaker at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Spring Meeting. The event will take place April 12-22 returning to a virtual platform similar to the 2020 Insolvency event that took place last fall. Register today!

Bendana will be one of four distinguished panelists to lead a discussion about litigating director and officer claims in bankruptcy on April 20. This panel will explore the use of fiduciary-duty litigation in bankruptcy by dissecting the anatomy of a D&O lawsuit, including the types of claims asserted and their possible defenses. The panelists will also discuss how to analyze D&O insurance policies, and such key issues as whether the proceeds of D&O policies are considered property of the estate. Finally, the panelists will highlight best practices for debtors’ counsel faced with such claims and show how to navigate potential ethical issues.

Bendana will be joined by Leo Oppenheimer of Reid Collins & Tsai LLP, Shane G. Ramsey of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, and Vincent E, Lazar of Jenner & Block.

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals. Founded in 1982, ABI plays a leading role in providing congressional leaders and he general public with non-partisan reporting and analysis of bankruptcy regulations, laws, and trends. ABI is often called on to testify before Congress, analyze proposed bills, and conduct periodic briefings for congressional committees and legislative staff. ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. For more about ABI, please visit

Bendana practices business bankruptcy law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on prosecuting and defending complex and multi-layered litigation claims on behalf of trustees, debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, and other interested parties in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings. As noted by Chambers and Partners, “clients commend her ‘technical legal ability,’ ‘attention to client service,’ ‘commercial vision’ and ‘out of the box thinking’.” Visit Bendana’s online profile to learn more about her practice and accolades.