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Thursday, August 1

12:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Golf Tournament at Hershey Country Club’s West Course

Beverage Cart sponsored by GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

5:00-6:00 p.m.

 "40 Under 40" Panel

Join Judge Silverstein and four of ABI’s 2018 “40 Under 40” honorees as the panelists discuss their career paths and share tips they have learned in their careers regarding best practices for professional development, mentoring, marketing and professionalism.

Hon. Laurie Selber Silverstein, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Del.

Rosa J. Evergreen

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Washington, D.C.

Kara Hammond Coyle

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Hannah W. Hutman

Hoover Penrod PLC; Harrisonburg, Va.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Cole Schotz P.C. and SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Friday, August 2

7:15-7:45 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

7:45-8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks by the Workshop Chairs

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

ABI Talks

Teresa Kohl, Moderator

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Current Issues in Mass Tort Bankruptcy Cases

Erin Fay

Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

Tips for Building Your Practice, Branding Yourself and Becoming a Happier Restructuring Professional Along the Way

Adam Landis

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

How to Navigate Generational Communications

Heather Lennox

Jones Day; Cleveland

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Bankruptcy Trends: Sales and Restructuring

This session will focus on government contractors, the identification and liquidation of undisclosed assets, restructuring strategies apart from § 363 sales, and the reorganization of small debtors.

Mark E. Felger, Moderator

Cozen O'Connor; Wilmington, Del.

Steven F. Agran

Carl Marks Advisors; New York

Tracey M. Ohm

Stinson LLP; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Brendan Shannon

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy Trends: Contracts and Plans

This session will discuss general bond issues, substantive consolidation, recent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and bankruptcy holdouts.

Kimberly A. Brown

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Kevin Carey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Del.

Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Lawrence McMichael

Dilworth Paxson LLP; Philadelphia

Consumer Bankruptcy Trends

The panelists will take an interactive look at recent developments, trends and cases of note in consumer chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases, including issues related to the new chapter 13 forms, the effect of the new tax bill on consumer debtors, the intersection between consumer bankruptcy and the cannabis industry, the current lending environment, trustee avoidance claims to recover payments for tuition/loan payments, filing trends and other issues.

Michael R. Herz, Moderator

Fox Rothschild LLP; Morristown, N.J.

Elizabeth L. Gunn

Virginia Office of the Attorney General; Richmond, Va.

Hon. Frank Volk

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. W. Va.); Charleston, W. Va.

Bankruptcy Litigation

This panel will address some hotly contested issues in the context of a bankruptcy case, including fraud and fiduciary duty litigation. Judge Santoro will also share his views on when parties should seek guidance from the court to resolve certain disputes, including when counsel should request in-chamber conferences. Finally, the panelists will also provide some “best practice” tips for when you find yourself embroiled in contentious litigation.

Erika L. Morabito, Moderator

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Jovi Bohan

Stout Risius Ross, LLC; Baltimore

Douglas M. Foley

McGuireWoods LLP; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Frank Santoro

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.); Norfolk, Va.

Russell C. Silberglied

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA; Wilmington, Del.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

10:45 a.m. -12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Industry Trends: What Are We Working on Now/Next?

This session will focus on trucking and transportation, post-BAPCPA retail, the PG&E filing, agriculture, building products and home goods, and for-profit higher education.

Karen Giannelli, Moderator

Gibbons PC; Newark, N.J.

Hon. Nancy Alquist

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Sheon Karol

The DAK Group; Rochelle Park, N.J.

Andrew R. Remming

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Health Care Score Card

The panelists will discuss upstart pharma bankruptcies, increased filings by care facilities and hospitals, the financial condition of rural hospitals, consumer medical bills, and medical records in bankruptcies.

Kenneth A. Rosen, Moderator

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Michellene Davis

RWJBarnabas Health

Steven R. Korf

ToneyKorf Partners LLC; Valley Stream, N.Y.

Felicia Perlman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Chicago

Joseph Scott

RWJBarnabas Health

Banking and Bankruptcy

Money talks and lending trends: This session will highlight consumer banking issues, technical aspects in cryptocurrency, and fintech.

Lisa B. Tancredi, Moderator

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore

Mark A. Gittelman

PNC Bank; Philadelphia

Edward Phillips

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

Fee-Application/Compensation Issues

This panel will explore a variety of hot-button compensation issues, as well as practical issues that arise when parties seek payment under the Bankruptcy Code, including best practices for working with fee examiners, implications of ASARCO four years later, considerations in formulating interim compensation procedures and issues related to non-attorney compensation.

Paul H. Deutch, Moderator

Omni Management Group, Inc.; New York

Monique B. DiSabatino

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Timothy Fox

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Wilmington, Del.

Christopher A. Jones

Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP; Falls Church, Va.

Hon. Lori Simpson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Greenbelt, Md.

 

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP

 

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Plenary Session

The Ascendance of Common Law and the Demise of Equity in Bankruptcy

William J. Rochelle, Editor-at-Large

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

 

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Industry Trends: What Are We Working on Now/Next?

Hon. Nancy Alquist

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Maris Kandestin

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Andrew R. Remming

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy Trends: Sales and Restructuring

Kristen E. Burgers, Moderator

Hirschler Fleischer, PC; Tysons Corner, Va.

David S. Lorry

Versa Capital Management, LLC; Philadelphia

Hon. Brendan Shannon

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Del.

Davis Wright

Robinson & Cole LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy Trends: Contracts and Plans

This panel will center on the ways bankruptcies and contracts collide. The discussion will include recent trends in plan structures, sale contracts, releases and injunctions. How clever is too clever by half?

David Gordon, Moderator

Polsinelli; Atlanta

Hon. Kevin Carey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Del.

Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Catherine K. Hopkin

Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC; Columbia, Md.

 

Concurrent Session

What’s Your Role?: Adult in the Room

This session will highlight the role of financial advisors, investment bankers, examiners, local counsel, plan officers and guardians.

Henry E. Waida, Moderator

Equity Partners HG; Fallston, Md.

Anthony Horvat

Accordion; New York

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons PC; Wilmington, Del.

Jolene E. Wee

JW Infinity Consulting; New York

 

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Wine & Chocolate Tasting

 

3:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Trap-Shooting

Sponsored by Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

 Shuttle will depart from Hershey Outfitters at 3:00 p.m.

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Q&A Reception with Judge Kevin Carey

Hon. Kevin Carey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. De.); Wilmington

J. Scott Victor

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

7:00 p.m.

Friday Night Dinner (kid-friendly!)

Bar Sponsored by Polsinelli

Dinner Sponsored by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Entertainment Sponsored by Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Saturday, August 3

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Judicial Debates

Lisa B. Tancredi, Moderator

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore

Prof. Bruce Grohsgal

Delaware Law School Widener University; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Vincent Papalia

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark, N.J.

Hon. Jerrold Poslusny

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Camden, N.J.

Hon. Christopher Sontchi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington, Del.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

When to Draw the Line: Ethical Pitfalls in Bankruptcy and Social Media

Transparency is fundamental to the bankruptcy process, so it’s no surprise that a failure to disclose required information or identify conflicts of interest can lead to serious ethical issues. At the same time, the digital age in which we practice, and the pervasiveness of social media, raise the opposite problem: What happens when too much information is shared? This session will explore the ethical and professional considerations of both under-disclosing and over-sharing in bankruptcy cases by using illustrations from recent, real-life scenarios and interactive attendee participation. You may be surprised to learn what your obligations are, including with respect to policing what other people say or post.

Jill Bienstock, Moderator

Cole Schotz P.C.; Hackensack, N.J.

Arielle Adler

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Christopher Giaimo

Squire Patton Boggs; Washington, D.C.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

The Evolution of Legal Technology and the Impact of Automation on Our Lives

With the advent of machine learning, robotics, the Internet of things, and big data, society has found itself in the midst of a fast-paced technological revolution. As technology continues to evolve, we will likely see software, machines and robots increasingly being used to automate everyday tasks. The legal world is no different. This panel will explore the evolution of legal tech and its effects on your day-to-day tasks.

Karim Guirguis, Moderator

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.

Kelly Desgrosseilliers

Epiq; Wilmington, Del.

Joshua Pichinson

AgencyIP; Santa Clara, Calif.

Carl T. Tullson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Chicago

12:00 noon

Adjourn

 

Workshop Chairs

Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, Judicial Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark

Hon. Laurie Selber Silverstein, Judicial Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

Shanti M. Katona, Co-Chair

Polsinelli; Wilmington, Del.

Teresa C. Kohl, Co-Chair

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Lisa B. Tancredi, Co-Chair

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore

 

Advisory Board

Steven F. Agran

Carl Marks & Co. Inc.; New York

Stuart M. Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Thomas W. Buck

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC;

New York

Anthony Calascibetta

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.

G. David Dean

Cole Schotz P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

Paul H. Deutch

Omni Management Group; New York

Stephen A. Donato

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC; Syracuse, N.Y.

Linda V. Donhauser

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; Baltimore

Louis J. Ebert

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP; Baltimore

Brett D. Fallon

Morris James LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Mark E. Felger

Cozen O’Connor; Wilmington, Del.

Charles M. Forman

Forman Holt; Paramus, N.J.

Christopher J. Giaimo

Squire Patton Boggs; Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth L. Gunn

Virginia Office of the Attorney General;
Richmond, Va.

Kara Hammond Coyle

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP;

Wilmington, Del.

Jason W. Harbour

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; Richmond, Va.

Michael R. Herz

Fox Rothschild LLP; Morristown, N.J.

Jarret P. Hitchings

Duane Morris LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Thomas M. Horan

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Richard Infantino

Deloitte CRG; Philadelphia

Ericka F. Johnson

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Laura D. Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Lawrence A. Katz

Hirschler Fleischer, PC; Tysons Corner, Va.

Shelley A. Kinsella

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

Kenneth W. Mann

Equity Partners HG LLC; Easton, Md.

Erika L. Morabito

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Richard Newman

Alvarez & Marsal; Chicago

Edward Phillips

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

David M. Powlen

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Kenneth A. Rosen

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Jeffrey N. Rothleder

Squire Patton Boggs; Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey M. Schlerf

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Joseph L. Schwartz

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP; Morristown, N.J.

Angela Shortall

3Cubed Advisory Services, LLC; Baltimore

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

David I. Swan

McGuireWoods LLP; Tysons, Va.

Stanley B. Tarr

Blank Rome LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Jeremy P. VanEtten

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Robert A. Weber

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Jolene E. Wee

JW Infinity Consulting, LLC; New York

Marc Weinsweig

Weinsweig Advisors; Gaithersburg, Md.

Christopher B. Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland

 

 

Optional Events

Golf Tournament at Hershey Country Club’s West Course

Thursday, August 1, 12:00 p.m.

Beverage Cart sponsored by GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC

Hershey Country Club’s West Course provides a bird’s-eye view of the town – including play atop the hill on the front lawn of Milton Hershey’s estate, High Point Mansion. This par-73 course was designed in 1930 with tree-lined fairways, lush greens and challenging hazards. Green fees are $175 per person, which includes lunch and cart. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form, and indicate your handicap.

Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Friday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.

 

During Wine & Chocolate at The Hotel Hershey you will enjoy a guided tasting of five wines from around the world, each expertly paired with a decadent dessert. Your host, a Certified Sommelier & Specialist of Wine, will teach you the basics of wine tasting, food pairing, and answer any questions you may have throughout this interactive and unique experience. The cost is $60 per person. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form. This event requires a minimum number of attendees. If this minimum is not met, the event will not be held, and you will be refunded any fees and notified two weeks prior.

Trap-Shooting Tournament

Friday, August 2, 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

Both addictive and challenging, trap-shooting launches targets from a single ‘house’ or machine, generally away from the shooter. Instead of sinking a ball into a hole, shooters aim to break targets. All family members over 12 years of age can safely enjoy this energetic sport at the Palmyra Sportsmen’s Club. The $130 fee includes two rounds, transportation and all tournament fees. (Heels, curved soled “Shape-Ups”, or flip flops of any kind will not be permitted.) Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

Cocoa Clubhouse

 

The Cocoa Clubhouse is the perfect place for young vacationers (ages 5+) to make new friends and learn new skills, including tennis, basketball, swimming, arts and crafts, and ice cream-making. Kids can also visit the Children’s Garden and Butterfly House. Full-day (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) pricing is $75 per child and includes lunch; half-day (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 12:00-4:00 p.m.) is $55 per child and includes lunch. Cocoa Clubhouse also offers an evening camp option from 5:00-9:00 p.m., which includes a meal and is $60 per child. To enroll your child(ren) in the Cocoa Clubhouse, please call the Hotel Hershey directly at (717) 533-2171.

Discounted Tickets to Hershey Park

 

You can purchase discounted tickets to Hershey Park during your stay (tickets are general admission and can be used August 1 - August 3, 2019). The cost per person is $38.50 for ages 3 & Up, children 2 and under are free. Purchased tickets will be distributed at registration when you arrive at the hotel. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

 

 

 

Conference Information

Hotel

 

One of the finest historic hotels in America, the Hotel Hershey is known for its refined elegance, signature service and highly rated amenities. Situated high atop the town of Hershey, Pa., this 1930s-era hotel has been recognized with both the Forbes Four-Star Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award. Outfitted with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, cabana rentals, nightly family s’mores roasts, a full sports complex and more, the Hotel Hershey has something for every family member. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $329 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the resort by June 30, 2019, to secure this special rate. You will receive a unique room-reservation link after you have registered with ABI. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the June 30 cut-off or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. The hotel may sell out, so please make your reservations accordingly.

 

Continuing Education Credit*

 

10.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 13.8 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might not be approved prior to the program. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 12 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 10.25 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. 12 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees have some knowledge in insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement on Standards for CPE Programs” established by AICPA and NASBA). ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

 

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to efinnegan@abiworld.org.

Cancellation Policy

 

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 11, 2019. No refunds will be granted after July 11, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 11, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Partners

Sponsors

agencyIP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Ballard Spahr Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC Cole Schotz P.C. East West Bank Fox Rothschild Gavin/Solmonese LLC Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC GlassRatner McGuireWoods Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Pachulski Stang Ziehl Jones  Polsinelli LLP   Richards, Layton & Finger, PA Sherwood Partners SSG Capital Advisors, LLC Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson llc Wilmington Trust Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

 

Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
(by 5/31/19)
Regular
(6/1/19-7/12/19)
Late
(after 7/12/19)

ABI Member
$650
$700
$795
ABI Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. Member
$345
$395
$445
Join & Save*
$975
$1,025
$1,120
New Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member**
$440
$490
$540

 

*Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $350 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee.

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
$1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,950
Additional Booth Representative
$500

** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.

*** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership.

Optional Events

Opening Reception
Guest

Child (12 and under)

Included
$50
$15
Friday Dinner and Dancing Registrant
Guest

Child (12 and under)

$30
$80
$25
Hershey's Park Tickets
Adults (ages 3 & up)

Child (under age 2)

 
$38.50
Free

 

ABI DEFINES A "GUEST" AS A SPOUSE, CHILD OR COMPANION — NOT A PROFESSIONAL COLLEAGUE. A professional colleague is defined as someone who consults with or is employed by an organization whose members are eligible for ABI membership. If a professional colleague is found to be registered as a guest, ABI reserves the right to cancel his or her event registration. Any person not meeting the criteria of “guest” who wishes to participate in any ABI function at the conference is required to register separately at the full conference rate.