Debt Ceiling Fallout: Winners, Losers and What’s Next in Congress

After a month of frantic on-again, off-again negotiations between Speaker McCarthy and the White House over the debt ceiling, a bipartisan agreement was reached and eventually signed into law on June 3. Both sides immediately claimed victory and put out two very different narratives about the deal. Here’s the score as we see it:

Will the Collapse of SVB Spark Renewed Interest in Bankruptcy Reform?

California Senate Bill No. 1235 (SB 1235) Does Not Directly Impact Trade Credit

Last month’s collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) saw the first real test of the new bankruptcy procedures put in place for financial institutions under Dodd Frank igniting a new debate on whether the system is working and potentially opening the door for renewed conversation on broader bankruptcy reform.

Legislative Roundup: What Will Impact Trade Credit?

California Senate Bill No. 1235 (SB 1235) Does Not Directly Impact Trade Credit

The California Department of Business Oversight recently released regulations pertaining to the content and enforcement of SB 1235, which amends California’s Financing Law (CFL) and sets forth disclosure requirements for “Commercial Financing Transactions.”

Will This be the Year for Chapter 11 Venue Reform?

More than a decade after Democrats and Republicans first united to introduce bankruptcy venue reform legislation, Congress is still trying to make headway on the issue.

Last month, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) reintroduced H.R. 1017, the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act, legislation aimed at curtailing bankruptcy “venue shopping” by requiring that bankruptcy proceedings take place in the venue in which the entity has its principal place of business or the majority of its assets.