Thomas A. Willoughby

twilloughby@ffwplaw.com Direct: (916) 231-6651

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Presentations, Publications & Other Activities

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, "Identifying and Scheduling Causes of Action," Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section  (Sacramento, California, May 18, 2016).

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, "Law Firm Insolvencies," Don Edwards Inns of Court, (San Jose, California, April 7, 2016).

Presenter and author of program materials, "Managing Major Plaintiff Litigation Cases," Office of the United States Trustee, Region 17 Training Seminar for Trustees, (Sacramento, CA, January 2016).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, "An Overview of the Snow Sports Industry and Some Reorganization Issues," Eastern District Conference (Squaw Valley, CA, October 6, 2013).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, “How to Bring $50 million into a Bankruptcy Estate by Really Trying,” Congressman Don Edwards Inn of Court Panel Dinner (San Jose, CA, January 24, 2012).

 

Co-Author of program materials "LAW FIRM INSOLVENCIES (AKA BROBECK . .COUDERT BROS. .HELLER . THELEN . .HOWREY . . . and now DEWEY) --- How might These Bankruptcy Cases Impact You?" for California State Bar Annual Meeting (2012)

 

Co-Presenter, “Select Issues in Unsecured Creditor Committee Representation,” Sacramento County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Luncheon (Sacramento, November 16, 2011).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, “Risk Management in Restructuring and Winding-down Law Firms,” Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference (Chicago, IL, March 3, 2010).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, “Chapter 11 for Individuals & Defenses for Individual Guarantors,” California Eastern District Conference (Napa Valley, CA, November 16, 2008).

 

Presenter, “Workouts for Homebuilders: Expertise, Experience & Opportunities,” North State Building Industry Alliance (Sacramento, May 16, 2008).

 

Presenter,  “Bankruptcy High and Low Points…,” the Association of Corporate Counsel (Sacramento, August, 2005).

 

Presenter, “Business Bankruptcy Changes In Store For Trade Creditors,” the California Credit Managers Association (Sacramento Chapter, 2005).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, “Jurisdiction and Proof of Claim Issues,” Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum (Sacramento, May, 2002).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, “Dealing with the Financially Troubled Long Term Care Facility," National Health Lawyers Association (Orlando, Florida, February, 2000).

 

Co-Chair and Moderator of Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum’s Winter Educational Program (Sacramento, January, 1999).

 

Testified before the California Law Revision Commission on Uniform Statute for Assignments for Benefit of Creditors (Sacramento, 1999).

 

Moderator, Bankruptcy Court Judicial Roundtable, United States District Court, Eastern District Conference (Monterey, October 25, 1997).

 

Presenter, “When is a Tax Lien NOT a Lien" Sacramento Area Chapter 7 Trustee's Association (Sacramento, 1997).

 

Co-Presenter, “Objections to Claims"  7th Annual Trustee Seminar, Sacramento Office of the U.S. Trustee (Sacramento, June 20, 1997).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, “Dealing with the Financially Troubled Long Term Care Facility" National Health Lawyers Association (Phoenix, Arizona, January 23 & 24, 1997).

 

Co-Presenter and author of program materials, "Commercial Lending in California," National Business Institute (Sacramento, November 22, 1996).

 

Co-Presenter, Office of the United States Trustee, Training Program for Chapter 7, 11, 12 & 13 Trustees - Trustee Compensation - Point / Counterpoint (Sacramento, June 1996).

 

Participant in program presentation, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, “Workshop on Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy.” Co-author of program materials, (Sacramento, 1995).

 

Visiting Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento. “Bankruptcy Issues,” (Sacramento, 1994). 

 

Reported Decisions

 

In re Sherman, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60908 (E.D. Cal. July 16, 2009) (bankruptcy co-counsel on appeal; obtained affirmation of dismissal of malicous prosecution action v. Trustee's counsel; key to ultimate result was obtaining stay pending appeal without a bond of initial bankruptcy court remand ruling).

 

In re Thiara,  285 B.R. 420 (9th Cir. B.A.P. 2002) (reversal and remand regarding conversion portion of damage award).

 

Past Awards & Activities

 

2001, Auburn Ski Club Alpine Program Volunteer of the Year.

 

1995, Al Wisely Award for his contributions to ski racing and ski education at Mount Baldy Ski Lifts during his tenure as Mountain Manager and owner of the Mt. Baldy Ski School and Race Dept.

 

1980-1982, Ski raced on West Coast Peugeot Pro Tour.

 

1978-1980, Ski raced on Coors Colorado Pro Tour.