Erica Benites Giese to Present “Safeguarding Bankruptcy Protections Under a Looming Criminal Investigation” at UT Law CLE’s Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference

June 21, 2024 | Speaking Engagements

Jackson Walker partner Erica Benites Giese will present at The University of Texas School of Law’s Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference, alongside the Honorable Chief Judge Craig A. Gargotta of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.

The presentation will offer valuable insights for attorneys representing clients who have a pending bankruptcy case and become targets of a criminal investigation. They will explore the role of the bankruptcy trustee versus the criminal prosecutor, and scenarios where criminal charges may influence bankruptcy proceedings. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively manage bankruptcy protections while under the scrutiny of a criminal investigation. The presentation will also equip attendees with the knowledge to navigate these challenging circumstances, ensuring compliance and protection of their legal rights.

The conference will cover the latest developments in bankruptcy and offer practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees. The event is scheduled to take place at the Austin Marriott South on July 11-12, 2024. To learn more, view the course brochure.

Meet Erica

Investigations & White Collar Defense Chair Erica Benites Giese specializes in civil and criminal investigations and litigation, healthcare fraud cases, government contract fraud inquiries, bank and wire fraud investigations, and immigration worksite enforcement actions. She also offers counsel and representation to both individual and corporate fraud victims. Since 2019, Scene in S.A. has recognized Erica as one of the “Best S.A. Lawyers” in the area of criminal defense. She was also named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America in 2022 and ranked by Chambers USA for her exceptional work in White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations since 2023.