WILMINGTON, DEL.—Womble Bond Dickinson lawyer Nick Verna was accepted into and participated in the 2017 Bankruptcy Trial Practice Seminar.
Presented by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the seminar was an instructional trial practice program designed for lawyers who have approximately three to six years of experience as a practicing attorney and who have an interest in regularly appearing in the Bankruptcy Court.
The seminar, which took place in October and November 2017, had three primary goals:
To provide the participants with a venue in which they can practice courtroom skills and learn from experienced practitioners in order to hone those skills.
To offer an opportunity for the Bankruptcy Court to educate the participants as to what is expected of those who practice before it.
To enable the judges of the Bankruptcy Court to become familiar with the future leaders of the bankruptcy bar.
Applicants who were admitted to the Seminar participated in instructional sessions on topics including Developing the Case and First Day Motions; Final Debtor-in-Possession Financing and Bidding Procedures; Sale Hearing; and Courtroom Presentation and Evidentiary Issues. Participants also participated in three mock hearings before current Bankruptcy Judges and received feedback from the Bankruptcy Judges themselves, as well as senior members of the Delaware Bankruptcy Bar. Nick was one of eight attorneys selected to participate in the inaugural Seminar.
Nick Verna represents debtors, prospective purchasers, individual secured and unsecured creditors, and official committees of unsecured creditors in complex commercial bankruptcy cases. His practice includes counseling clients in bankruptcy-related litigation and advising clients through sophisticated transactions. Verna also maintains an active litigation practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, including regularly handling cases pending before state and federal courts, such as the Delaware Court of Chancery and the District of Delaware.