We are pleased to announce the election of Maria Sountas-Argiropoulos, a partner in our Corporate Practice Group, as the Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for the 2015/2016 year.  The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section is dedicated to providing first quality, affordable continuing legal education, legislative expertise, informative newsletters and publications, pro bono services, introductory education for young lawyers, liaison with the federal and state judiciary, and other services of value to commercial and bankruptcy lawyers and the community they serve. Section programs focus on the Uniform Commercial Code, the U. S. Bankruptcy Code, and other federal and state laws relating to financial transactions or insolvency matters.


The PIPE league tables involve PIPEs that are at least $1m and have been executed by public corporations domiciled in the U.S. or by public, foreign companies that have primary listing on a U.S. stock exchange. PrivateRaise, a service of The Deal, ranks the top investment managers; placement agents; investor legal counsel; issuer legal counsel and placement legal counsel by the total number of placements advised during that quarter.


ABI Resident Scholar Lois Lupica is joined by Prof. Kenneth Klee of UCLA’s School of Law and Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP (Los Angeles) to take a look at how the Supreme Court has historically handled bankruptcy issues. Klee, who recently completed Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court: 1801-2014 (West Academic, 2015) with co-author Whitman L. Holt, examines recent Article III decisions and bankruptcy litigation topics, among other issues.