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Bankruptcy Litigation 101: What Virginia Business Litigators Need to Know

(346 reviews)

Produced on October 31, 2017

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$ 59 Business, Corporate, & Securities, Litigation, and Bankruptcy & Restructuring In Stock

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Course Description

Bankruptcy issues come up over and over in business litigation. The practice of bankruptcy has traditionally been very specialized. As a business litigator, however, it is important to be able to recognize certain pitfalls that can occur when dealing with parties who have filed bankruptcies. It is also important to recognize when to call on bankruptcy counsel to assist your client with filing their own bankruptcy.

This course, taught by Harvel & Binnall associate Louise Gitcheva, reviews several areas where litigators can identify potential pitfalls and also how to best assist clients struggling with issues that may benefit from filing bankruptcy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demystify areas of bankruptcy that crop up in business litigation
  2. Identify pitfalls for business litigators
  3. Provide tips for practitioners on when to discuss filing bankruptcy with a client


Louise Gitcheva

Harvey & Binnall, PLLC

Louise Gitcheva joined Harvey & Binnall, PLLC in 2014 and focuses her practice on civil litigation, international disputes and white-collar criminal defense. Ms. Gitcheva has a reputation as an aggressive trial attorney. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia and earned both her bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from George Mason University.

Ms. Gitcheva applies superb research and analytical skills to find creative solutions to complex legal issues. She carries her passion for scouring the facts to discover the answers into her favorite pastime as a Sherlock Holmes aficionado. 


  • George Mason University, B.A.,
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


Maeve T.


Stephen S.

Instructor was very knowledgeable and clear in her presentation.

Lawrence A.

Thank you for this class. I practice in this area, and it is always good to listen to these concepts as interpreted by another attorney.

Rianna B.

Thank you!

Philip H.

Excellent fundamentals

Barbara L.


Jackie H.

Good introductory course. May want to highlight separate Federal Bankruptcy Court admission requirements. Just being aware to avoid trying to avoid what might be improper appearance as "counsel".

Mary Anne M.

very easy to understand and clear

John L.


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