MBA co-sponsors program: Uniform Commercial Code Conference

Is the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) meeting today’s finance and technology needs? Is the code exploding or imploding? The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to co-sponsor the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Conference, which will feature leading national authorities on current issues bearing upon the scope of the UCC’s article 2 (sales) and the application of article 9 (secured transactions). The panelists will discuss related bodies of law, including the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Software Contracts.

The article 2 panel, beginning at 1 p.m., will discuss attempts to revise article 2, contracts for the development and transfer of software, bankruptcy claims and defining electricity as a “good.” 

Panelists  include:

  • Jean Braucher, Roger C. Henderson Professor Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law;
  • William H. Henning, distinguished professor of law, University of Alabama School of Law;
  • Maureen A. O’Rourke, dean, Boston University School of Law; and
  • David J. Reier, partner, Corporate Department, Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP, Boston.

The article 9 panel, beginning at 3:15 p.m., will discuss recent amendments to article 9, recent commentary issued by the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code and the intersection of articles 9 and 3 with real property law pertaining to foreclosures. 

Panelists include:

  • Neil B. Cohen, Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School;
  • Thomas A. Cox, attorney, of Portland, Maine, credited with exposing the foreclosure “robo signing” scandal;
  • Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger, professor of law, Boston College Law School; and
  • Edwin E. Smith, partner, Bingham McCutchen, Boston, and co-chair, Financial Services Area.

Click here for additional conference information.

Registration is requested by Monday, Feb. 6 by e-mailing or calling (617) 455-5705. Please include your name, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address.


Date:Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time:12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:New England Law | Boston
154 Stuart St.
Boston, MA
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