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ABI Welcome to DC Reception
Mezzanine Level
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Plan to attend ABI's Opening Reception at NCBJ on Wednesday, October 30, where ABI's Host Committee will welcome NCBJ attendees to the Nation's Capital in style. Included in your NCBJ registration, the Opening Reception provides an opportunity to network and mingle with over 1,000 bankruptcy professionals.

Host Committee


Robert Alvarado

CourtCall LLC

Connor Bifferato 

The Bifferato Firm

Robert Brady

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Jason S. Brookner

Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Douglas M. Foley

McGuireWoods LLP

Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Jay M. Goffman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

H. Jason Gold

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Ronald F. Greenspan

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Thomas Horan

Fox Rothschild LLP

Christopher Andrew Jarvinen

Berger Singerman LLP

Kristina M. Johnson

Jones Walker LLP

James A. Katchadurian

CR3 Partners, LLC

James A. Lodoen

Ballard Spahr LLP

Victor Owens


Stephen Spitzer

AlixPartners LLP

Paul H. Zumbro

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP





Friday, November 1

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

ABI-NCBJ Concurrent Roundtable

2018 & 2019 Supreme Court Review

    M4-Independence Salon E

William J. Rochelle, III, Moderator

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

G. Eric Brunstad, Jr.

Dechert LLP; Hartford, Conn.

Prof. Anthony J. Casey

University of Chicago Law School; Chicago

David R. Kuney

Washington, D.C.

Danielle Spinelli

WilmerHale; Washington, D.C.

Cutting-Edge Issues in Avoidance Actions

    M4-Independence Salon FGH

Steven M. Berman, Moderator

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Tampa, Fla.

Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Shanti M. Katona

Polsinelli; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Deborah L. Thorne

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.); Chicago

Hot Trustee Topics in Consumer Cases


Richardo I. Kilpatrick, Moderator

Kilpatrick & Associates, PC; Auburn Hills, Mich.

Beverly M. Burden

Chapter 13 Trustee (E.D. Ky.); Lexington

Neil C. Gordon

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; Atlanta

Ronald R. Peterson

Jenner & Block LLP; Chicago

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ABI-NCBJ Concurrent Roundtable

All You Need to Know About Liquidating Chapter 11 Plans

    M4-Independence Salon E

Andrew W. Caine, Moderator

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Los Angeles

Jason S. Brookner

Gray Reed & McGraw LLP; Dallas

Dana P. Kane

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; New York

Bradley D. Sharp

Development Specialists, Inc.; Los Angeles

Energy: PG&E Panel

    M4-Independence Salon FGH

Camisha L. Simmons, Moderator

Simmons Legal PLLC; Dallas

Lee Jason Goldberg

GLC Advisors & Co.; New York

Charles M. Moore

Alvarez & Marsal; Southfield, Mich.

David R. Seligman

Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago

Risa Wolf-Smith

Holland & Hart LLP; Denver

ABI Consumer Commission: Part I


Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.), Moderator

Oak Park, Ill.

Alane A. Becket

Becket & Lee LLP; Malvern, Pa.

Edward C. Boltz

The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt; Durham, N.C.

Henry E. Hildebrand, III

Chapter 13 Trustee; Nashville, Tenn.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

ABI-NCBJ Concurrent Roundtable

You Can Use Section 363 for That?

    M4-Independence Salon FGH

Douglas M. Foley, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP; Washington, D.C.

Eric W. Anderson

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP; Atlanta

Lisa G. Beckerman

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; New York

Hon. Robert D. Drain

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); White Plains

Rosa J. Evergreen

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

ABI Consumer Commission: Part II


Hon. Elizabeth L. Perris (ret.), Moderator

Portland, Ore.

Rudy J. Cerone

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC; New Orleans

Ariane Holtschlag

The Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd.; Chicago

Clifford J. White, III

U.S. Department of Justice; Washington, D.C.

ABI Luncheon & William J. Norton Jr. Judicial Excellence Award
Keynote Address by Jan Crawford: The Supreme Court Under Trump

M4-Liberty Ballroom
1:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Hear what Jan Crawford, Chief Legal Correspondent for CBS News, has to say about the Supreme Court under President Trump and its impact on bankruptcy.
The November 1 luncheon also features the presentation of the 14th Annual William L. Norton Jr. Judicial Excellence Award. Make sure you choose the ABI lunch during registration.




AlixPartners LLP     Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP     Ballard Spahr LLP.    

Berger Singerman    The Bifferato Firm, P.A.     CourtCall   

CR3 Partners, LLC     Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP     East West Bank    

Epiq     Fox Rothschild LLP     FTI Consulting, Inc.    

Gavin/Solmonese LLC     Gray Reed & McGraw LLP     Jones Walker LLP    

KCC     McGuireWoods LLP     Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP    

Polsinelli     Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP     Validity Finance, LLC    

Wilmington Trust     Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP   

To get the information about Sponsorship Opportunities please click here (PDF file) or contact Sharisa Sloan at

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