Students Compete in Bankruptcy Negotiation Competition

January 22, 2013

Group photo
From left: Coach Jeffrey Golden, 2Ls Katherine Riley, Adib Assassi and Raj Shukla, and Coach Hutch Meltzer.
UCI Law 2Ls Raj Shukla, Katherine Riley and Adib Assassi, coached by Jeffrey Golden and Hutch Meltzer of Weiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang Ekvall & Strok LLP, participated in the inaugural Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Negotiation Competition on Saturday, Jan. 26, at USC Gould School of Law. The UCI Law team competed against teams from 11 other law schools, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, USC, Chapman, Drexel University-Earle Mack School of Law and BYU Law School. Organized by the Educational Programs Subcommittee of the Ninth Circuit, together with the USC School of Law, the competition involved the preparation and exchange of written term sheets followed by two rounds of in-person negotiations. The American College of Bankruptcy provided judges for the competition and assisted teams in recruiting bankruptcy lawyers, judges, and financial advisors as coaches as necessary. More information on the American College web site.