Law alumnus to discuss bankruptcy and Catholic Archdiocese

October 28, 2014 | Events, UToday, Alumni, Law
By Staff

Bankruptcy attorney Howard Levine will return to his alma mater Thursday, Oct. 30, to discuss his experience in guiding a Catholic Archdiocese through Chapter 11 proceedings.



The 1979 graduate of the UT College of Law will speak at noon in the Law Center McQuade Law Auditorium.

His free, public talk is titled “A Catholic Archdiocese in Chapter 11: Causes, Controversies and Legal Challenges.”

Levine is a partner at the law firm of Sussman Shank LLP in Portland, Ore. His practice focuses on representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 reorganization cases, out-of-court workouts and debt restructurings.

His firm represented the Archdiocese of Portland and the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, in the first Chapter 11 cases filed in the United States by a Catholic Archdiocese and a Catholic religious order. These cases involved a complex combination of issues arising under state law, constitutional law, insurance law and canon law, and their unusual interplay with the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Levine joined Sussman Shank in 1982 following a clerkship with Donald Sullivan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the District of Oregon, and became a partner in 1987.

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