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Thursday, November 5

8:30 a.m.

Registration Desk Open and Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Welcome

Panels will address key stages of the restructuring process in order to highlight how a company can lose control of its own reorganization. We will consider such questions as the appropriate level of advocacy, the ethics of giving particular advice that favors the advising professional, and other common reorganization dilemmas.

9:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Session 1
Credit: You Can’t Live Without It, but You Can’t Live With It, Either (1 hour)

David E. Fraimow, Moderator

LBC Credit Partners, Inc.; Philadelphia

Bernard A. Katz

CohnReznick LLP; Edison, N.J.

David S. Miller

Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.; New York

Geoffrey A. Richards

Canaccord Genuity Inc.; New York

Janet M. Weiss

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; New York

Break: 10 minutes

Session 2
The Leverage Wars: Et Tu, Supreme Court? (1 hour)

Lorie Beers, Moderator

Cowen and Company; New York

Derek C. Abbott

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

Michael S. Goodman

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

Paul Halpern

Versa Capital Management, LLC; Philadelphia

Brian Hermann

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Session 3
Creditors’ Committees: What Are They Good For? (1 hour)

​Eric J. Fromme, Moderator

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP; Irvine, Calif.

Randall L. Klein

Goldberg Kohn; Chicago

Robyn F. Pollack

Saul Ewing LLP; Philadelphia

Wayne P. Weitz

EisnerAmper LLP; New York, NY

Break: 10 minutes

Session 4
The Post-Confirmation Hunt for Value: Is Anyone Safe? (1 hour)

Eric J. Fromme, Moderator

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP; Irvine, Calif.

Holly Felder Etlin

AlixPartners, LLP; New York

Mark Fink

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP; Wilmington, Del

Margaret M. Manning

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Lawrence R. Perkins

SierraConstellation Partners LLC; Los Angeles

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Session 5
Conflicts, Disqualification and Withdrawal, Oh My! (Ethics) (1 hour)

Kathryn A. Coleman, Moderator

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

Deirdre A. McGuinness

KCC; New York

Michael B. Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP; Philadelphia

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Christopher K. Wu

Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC; New York

Break: 10 minutes

Session 6
Are Plans of Reorganization Now Completely Irrelevant? (1 hour)

Kathryn A. Coleman, Moderator

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

Evan Blum

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC

William H. Henrich

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

Richard E. Mikels

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; Boston

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

5:30-5:45 p.m.

Summary and Concluding Remarks

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Joint Reception and Dinner with 2015 Corporate Restructuring Competition Sponsors, Judges and Students

Sheraton University City Hotel

Benjamin Franklin Ballroom

3549 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner

This event is one of the premier gatherings of area restructuring and legal professionals, and will be attended by many local bankruptcy judges. Join your fellow students for an enjoyable evening of dining and networking with future colleagues. Hon. Marjorie Rendell, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, will present keynote remarks.

Single Tickets & Sponsorships Available. Please contact Sharisa Sloan for additional details at ssloan@abiworld.org or 703-739-0800.

 

2015 Complex Financial Restructuring Program Co-Chairs

Lorie R. Beers

Cowen and Company; New York

Kathryn A. Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

David E. Fraimow

LBC Credit Partners, Inc.; Philadelphia

Eric J. Fromme

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP; Irvine, Calif.

2015 Complex Financial Restructuring Program Faculty

Derek C. Abbott

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

Evan Blum

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC

Holly Felder Etlin

AlixPartners, LLP; New York

Mark Fink

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP; Wilmington, Del

Michael S. Goodman

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

Paul Halpern

Versa Capital Management, LLC; Philadelphia

William H. Henrich

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

Brian S. Hermann

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York

Bernard A. Katz

CohnReznick LLP; Edison, N.J.

Randall L. Klein

Goldberg Kohn; Chicago

Margaret M. Manning

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Deirdre A. McGuinness

KCC; New York

Richard E. Mikels

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; Boston

David S. Miller

Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.; New York

Lawrence R. Perkins

SierraConstellation Partners LLC; Los Angeles

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Robyn F. Pollack

Saul Ewing LLP; Philadelphia

Geoffrey A. Richards

Canaccord Genuity Inc.; New York 

Michael B. Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP; Philadelphia

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton

Alvarez & Marsal; New York 

Janet M. Weiss

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; New York

Wayne P. Weitz

EisnerAmper LLP; New York, NY

Christopher K. Wu

Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC; New York

Conference Information

Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing stay, a convenient location and comforting amenities at the newly renovated Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel. Located at 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3361, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the hotel is the site of the combined CFRP/CRC reception and dinner, and just steps away from The Wharton School and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $185 per night single/double. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by Friday October 16, 2015. To secure the reduced rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive your hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room once the specially rated ABI block has been filled.

Travel

Air: Fly into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Ground: The hotel is approximately 7 miles from Philadelphia International Airport. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, and the fare is generally $32 with a travel time of about 20 minutes to the Sheraton. Lady Liberty Shuttle is also available from the airport for a $10 fee; travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes. Call (215) 724-8888 for reservations.

Rail: The Philadelphia Rail Station is less than half a mile from the Sheraton, and taxi fare from the station is generally $5.

Conference Attire

Business attire is requested throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by October 15, 2015. No refunds will be made if notice is received after October 15, although substitutions will be allowed. After October 15, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

Continuing Education Credit

6.5 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.5 hours of general CLE credit are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to approval from each state. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.5 hours of general CLE. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 7.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours can be applied toward professional practice. 7.5 hours of CPE credit are also available.

 

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have at least some detailed knowledge of insolvency matters (pursuant to the “Statement in 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, 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, we may allow the individual to work at our 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. For information on tuition assistance, send an e-mail to adonohue@abiworld.org.

Sponsors

AlixPartners, LLP

Alvarez & Marsal

Blank Rome LLP

Canaccord Genuity Inc.

Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC

CohnReznick LLP

Cowen and Company, LLC

Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Goldberg Kohn

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

KCC

LBC Credit Partners, Inc.

Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Montgomery McCracken Walker

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Saul Ewing LLP

SierraConstellation Partners LLC

SSG

Versa Capital Management, LLC

 

Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early
(postmarked by 8/28/15)
Regular
(8/29/15-10/16/15)
Late
(after 10/16/15)

ABI/TMA Member 
$545
$595
$645
ABI Govt./Nonprofit ABI Member
$345
$395
$445
New ABI Member*
$820
$870
$920
Govt./Nonprofit ABI New Member* 
$440
$490
$540

 

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**  $1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***  $1,895
Additional Booth Representative  $300

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $295 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.

** 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.

CFRP Optional Event

Single Ticket to CRC Dinner - $150
(Available to registered CFRP attendees and exhibitors only)

Table Sponsor for CRC Dinner $1,000 (Includes 4 tickets to the CRC Dinner)
  $2,000 (Includes 8 tickets to the CRC Dinner)

The following exclusive sponsorships are currently available:

Cocktail Reception
(includes a half table)*

$4,000

Dinner wine
(includes a half table)*

 $4,000 

 * Additional benefits apply.

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 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.