Municipal Bankruptcy and Pension Reform: A Way Out?

Sponsored by the Practice Groups of the Federalist Society
Start : Friday, October 11, 2013 12:00 PM
End : Friday, October 11, 2013 02:00 PM

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National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Featured Speakers:
David Skeel
Thomas W. Merrill
Erik S. Jaffe


Municipal Bankruptcy and Pension Reform: A Way Out?As an increasing number of local and municipal governments find themselves in dire financial straights, leaders are looking towards new methods of increasing revenues and cutting costs. One cost saving method already attracting a great deal of legislation and litigation is pension reform. Our experts will discuss the challenges faced by cities considering a restructuring of their pension plans, as well as the strength of various arguments regarding the legality of these efforts.


  • Prof. David A. Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Prof Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Moderator: Mr. Erik S. Jaffe, Sole Practitioner, Erik S. Jaffe, PC
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