Bankruptcy Crimes 2002
By Stephanie Wickouski
2002/06 - Beard Books
1587981173 - Paperback -516 pp.
This edition is now out-of-print. Get the new Bankruptcy Crimes: Third Edition here.
Must reading for bankruptcy professionals.
This leading, authoritative treatise on bankruptcy fraud, first published in 2000, is an invaluable reference book for bankruptcy law practitioners, white-collar criminal lawyers, and prosecutors. Bankruptcy Crimes is the only book extant on the subject and is unique in its dual perspective and analysis of criminality and bankruptcy law. Stephanie Wickouski is equally adept at explaining the statutory intricacies of bankruptcy law as she is with defining the elements of criminal offenses. It is all here: fraud, perjury, embezzlement, bribery, money laundering, and destruction of records. In fact, E. Lawrence Barcella, Jr. of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, and Walker, Washington, D. C. said, "If I were a lawyer involved in a bankruptcy matter, whether civil or criminal, and had only one reference work that I could rely on, it would be this book."
The new edition is current and incorporates several new topics, such as recent changes in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, including misrepresentation and other fraudulent acquisitions in a bankruptcy proceeding that increase the offense level. In addition, there are in-depth discussions of asset forfeiture; civil and criminal forfeiture; bankruptcy court jurisdiction over forfeited property; the effect of the automatic stay on forfeiture; a trustee's avoidance of asset forfeiture; and the turnover of forfeited property.
"If I were a lawyer involved in a bankruptcy matter, whether civil or criminal, and had only one reference work that I could rely on, it would be this book."
E. Lawrence Barcella, Jr.
Stephanie Wickouski is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gardner, Carton & Douglas. Her practice is concentrated in business bankruptcy, insolvency, and commercial litigation. Ms. Wickouski counsels clients on all aspects of financial and credit relationships. She has extensive litigation experience in complex reorganization cases before federal bankruptcy courts throughout the country, and has written extensively on bankruptcy issues. Her articles have appeared in The National Law Journal, ABA Litigation Magazine, Legal Times, Washington Business Journal and official publications of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations.
In addition, Ms. Wickouski is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy, health care insolvency, acquisitions of distressed companies, lender liability, and troubled loans. She has taught creditors' rights at the Catholic University School of Law and was formerly a law clerk to the Hon. Roger M. Whelan, former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Columbia. Prior to entering private practice, she was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she received several awards for her handling of litigation in airline bankruptcies. She has served as a panel trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Recently, she served as the lead counsel to New York Medical Group, P.C. in its recent chapter 11 case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, and as lead counsel to Newsworld Communications (The Washington Times) in its acquisition of UPI.
Bankruptcy Crimes is the leading authoritative treatise on the subject of bankruptcy fraud.