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Thursday, August 4

2:00-6:00 p.m.

ABI Registration Desk Open

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by AlixPartners LLP, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG), Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, Cole Schotz P.C., Cozen O'Connor, Dilworth Paxson LLP and Polsinelli

Friday, August 5

7:00 a.m-12:00 noon

ABI Registration Desk Open

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Fueling the Bankruptcy Fire: Restructuring the Oil & Gas Industry

James E. Van Horn, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP, Baltimore

Julie M. Hertzberg

Alvarez & Marsal; Southfield, Mich

Elizabeth R. McColm

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

Hon. Laurie Selber Silverstein

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

Ross Waetzman

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del

William L. Wallander

Vinson & Elkins LLP; Dallas

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Too Many Chiefs Make for a CROwded Reorganization: Ethics

This panel will discuss potential conflicts when a lender regularly recommends that a debtor hire their preferred CRO (the debtor is the CRO’s client, but a “one off” client) and the lender is a repeat business, as well as the 1% Rule and retention application disclosures/potential conflicts.

Paul H. Deutch, Moderator

Rust Omni; New York

William H. Henrich

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

Patricia B. Jefferson

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; Baltimore

Mark G. Stingley

Bryan Cave LLP; Kansas City, Mo.

Christopher Burton Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland

Up in the Air with Obamacare and Health Care Distress

This panel will discuss the three major segments that are ripe to go through distress in the next several years, namely residential care, durable medical equipment, and testing labs/imaging facilities. The panel will also discuss hospital cases (including the sale of nonprofits to for-profits).

H. Haywood Miller, Moderator

BRG Capstone; Washington, D.C

Kristin K. Going

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Washington, D.C.

Patricia A. Hennelly

CohnReznick LLP; Edison, N.J.

Jeffrey Hoffman

Capital One Healthcare Finance; Bethesda, Md.

Lisa Lenderman

MidCap Financial Services, LLC; Bethesda. Md.

Restoring and Saving Electronic Data in Bankruptcy

This panel will discuss data-retention concerns for bankruptcy trustees.

John T. Dorsey, Moderator

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

Alfred T. Giuliano

Giuliano, Miller & Company, LLC; West Berlin, N.J.

Hon. Paul W. Grimm

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

Brittany Nelson

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Catherine E. Youngman

Fox Rothschild LLP; Roseland, N.J.

The Art of Auctioning in Bankruptcy

This panel will discuss game theories and claims trading, the private-equity angle, pre-petition debt-buying, due-process issues and information-adequacy issues in first-day sale motions.

Teresa C. Kohl, Moderator

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Mark D. Collins

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

Hon. Stephani W. Humrickhouse

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.C.); Raleigh

Michael J. Roeschenthaler

Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP; Pittsburgh

Marion M. Quirk

Cole Schotz P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

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

Concurrent Sessions (4)

To Appoint or Not Appoint When Managing Bankruptcy

This panel will discuss chapter 11 trustee appointments.

Prof. Juliet M. Moringiello

Widener University School of Law; Harrisburg, Pa.

Jeffrey Beard

Huron Consulting Group; Troy, Mich.

Ericka F. Johnson

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Curtis S. Miller

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

Lisa A. Tracy

Executive Office for U.S. Trustees; Washington, D.C.

Hon. John E. Waites

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. S.C.); Columbia

The Details of Retail: Can You Reorganize Middle-Market Retailers?

The panel will discuss GOB and consignment issues, consumer privacy issues and WARN Act issues and will address the following question: Does reorganization exist for middle-market retailers?

Douglas M. Foley, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP; Washington, D.C.

Peter J. Duhig

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Wilmington, Del.

Elise S. Frejka

Frejka PLLC; New York

Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.): Richmond

Bradford J. Sandler

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del

Suzanne B. Roski

Protiviti Inc.; Richmond, Va.

Show Me the Paperwork

What happens when the lender or debtor is missing key documents or has inadequate documentation? What if there is a lack of original signatures? These and other practical topics will be discussed.

Gary F. Seitz, Moderator

Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown LLC; Wilmington

Phillip D. Berger

Berger Law Group, P.C.; Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Salene Rae Mazur Kraemer

MAZURKRAEMER Business Law; Pittsburgh

Patricia Mayer

Waterman & Mayer, LLP; Yardley, Pa.

Hon. David E. Rice

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

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Family Picnic

Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, and Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

1:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament and ABI Golf Tour

Sponsored by Protiviti Inc.

1:30 p.m.

Sporting Clays Tournament

Sponsored by Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Delaware State Bar Association Reception

Sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section

7:00 p.m.

Dinner and Dancing (Kid-Friendly Event!)

Dinner sponsored by McCarter & English, LLP and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Entertainment sponsored by CohnReznick LLP and Richards, Layton & Finger, PA

Saturday, August 6

7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

ABI Registration Desk Open

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Jaunty Judicial Debates

Thomas M. Horan, Moderator

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Resolved: Parties can contract around the ASARCO decision.

Pro: Hon. Rosemary Gambardella

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

Con: Hon. Kevin J. Carey

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

Resolved: Structured dismissals are permissible.

Pro: Hon. Cecelia G. Morris

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. N.Y.); Poughkeepsie

Con: Hon. Robert E. Gerber (ret.)

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC; New York

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Workshops (3)

To Appoint or Not Appoint When Managing Bankruptcy

The Details of Retail: Can You Reorganize Middle-Market Retailers?

Too Many Chiefs Make for a CROwded Reorganization: Ethics

 

Concurrent Workshop

Fashionable Trends in Consumer Fraud

David M. Klauder, Moderator

Bielli & Klauder, LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Robert J. Lohr, II

Lohr & Associates, Ltd.; West Chester, Pa.

Hon. Vincent F. Papalia

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

Jon T. Pearson

Ballard Spahr LLP; Philadelphia

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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

Repeat Concurrent Workshops (3)

Up in the Air with Obamacare and Health Care Distress

Restoring and Saving Electronic Data in Bankruptcy

The Art of Auctioning in Bankruptcy

12:00 noon

Adjourn

 

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Judicial Chairs

Hon. Nancy V. Alquist

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

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

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

Program Chairs

Kevin P. Clancy

CohnReznick LLP; Edison, N.J.

Thomas M. Horan

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC; Wilmington; Del.

James E. Van Horn

McGuireWoods LLP; Baltimore

Advisory Board

Jovi B. Bohan

Stout Risius Ross, Inc.; Baltimore

Robert S. Brady

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

Stuart M. Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Scott D. Cousins

Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

G. David Dean, II

Cole Schotz P.C.; Baltimore

Paul H. Deutch

Rust Omni; New York

Stephen A. Donato

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

Linda V. Donhauser

Miles & Stockbridge PC; 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.

Christopher J. Giaimo

BakerHostetler; Washington, D.C.

Jason W. Harbour

Hunton & Williams LLP; Richmond, Va.

Paul N. Heath

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

Michael R. Herz

Fox Rothschild LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Reginald W. Jackson

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Columbus, Ohio

Laura Davis Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Lawrence A. Katz

Hirschler Fleischer PC; Tysons Corner, Va.

Teresa C. Kohl

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; New York

Lawrence J. Kotler

Duane Morris LLP; Philadelphia

James M. Matour

Dilworth Paxson LLP; Philadelphia

Erika Lynn Morabito

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Kerri K. Mumford

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Richard Newman

Alvarez & Marsal; Whitefish Bay, WIs.

Robert Lee Patrick, Jr.

Protiviti Inc.; Baltimore

David M. Powlen

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Kenneth A. Rosen

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Jeffrey N. Rothleder

Arent Fox LLP; Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey N. Schlerf

Fox Rothschild; Wilmington, Del.

Joseph L. Schwartz

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

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons PC; Wilmington, Del.

Stanley B. Tarr

Blank Rome LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Jeremy VanEtten

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Diane E. Vuocolo

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Philadelphia

Robert A. Weber

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

Christopher Burton Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland

 

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Conference Information

Hotel

Escape to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a 400-room luxury resort with six food-and-beverage outlets, an 18-hole championship golf course, a 150-slip marina, an 18,000-square-foot European spa, an extensive multi-level indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and a children’s recreation center. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $289 per night (with a $12.00/night resort fee that includes in-room wireless internet, resort self-parking, two bottles of water/day and use of many recreational activities). Reservations must be made directly with the resort by July 5, 2016, to secure this special rate. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated ABI block is filled.

Transportation

Air: The resort is approximately 1.5 hours from both Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Ground: Driving time from Pittsburgh is 5.5 hours; Wilmington, 2 hours; Washington, D.C., 1.5 hours; Baltimore, 1.5 hours; and Newark, 4 hours.

Conference Attire

Attire is resort casual throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 14, 2016. No refunds will be granted after July 14, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 14, 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.

Continuing Education

7 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, 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 7 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 8 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 8 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.

 

*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees will have had 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 [email protected]. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee.

 

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Optional Events

Camp Hyatt at Pirate’s Cove

Camp Hyatt is the perfect place for young vacationers to make new friends and learn new skills, including sand castle-building, treasure hunts, kite contests and crabbing on the Maryland shore! Full-day (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) pricing is $80 per child and includes lunch and snacks; half-day (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m.) is $50 per child. Evening camp time is 6:00-9:00 p.m. and is $60 per child. To enroll your child(ren) in Camp Hyatt, please call the Hyatt directly at (410) 901-6375.

Family Picnic

Friday, August 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Bring the kids (young and old) for burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and beverages! Kid-friendly entertainment will be provided. Cost is $15 per person. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

Golf Tournament and ABI Golf Tour

Friday, August 5, 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Protiviti Inc.

Golfers should expect to enjoy many fine moments at the River Marsh Golf Club, the new Keith Foster-designed course on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. Throughout this 6,801-yard, par-71 creation, Foster incorporates aesthetically pleasing golf holes — some appear to simply merge with and wrap around protected environmental areas — with a very traditional layout. Green fees for the shotgun golf tournament are $125 per person, which includes cart. To play, mark the appropriate box on the registration form and indicate your handicap. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon. For those participating in the ABI Golf Tour, this will be the fifth stop. Please check the ABI Golf Tour box on the registration form. For more information on the tour, see golf.abi.org.

Sporting Clays Tournament

Friday, August 5, 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

Both addictive and challenging, sporting clays is often referred to as “golf with a gun.” Instead of sinking a ball into a hole, shooters aim to break targets along a designated course. The $150-per-person fee includes a boxed lunch, transportation and all tournament fees. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.

 

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2016 Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop Sponsors

AlixPartners  LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG)

Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC

CohnReznick LLP

Cole Schotz P.C.

Cozen O’Connor

Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section

Dilworth Paxson LLP

East West Bank

East West Bank

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Landis Rath & Cobb

McCarter & English, LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Polsinelli

Protiviti Inc.

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Special Thanks

We extend our special thanks to Bloomberg BRIEF for the media partnership, Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. for the conference app, East West Bank for the bottled water, Miles & Stockbridge for the hotel keycards, Sherwood Partners, Inc. / agencyIP for sponsoring the exhibit hall, Thomson Reuters for the educational materials and Wilmington Trust for the tote bags.

 

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Rates

Registration Rates Early Bird
Postmarked by 6/3/16 
Regular
6/4/16-7/15/16
Late
 after 7/15/16

ABI Member
$625
$675
$725
Gov./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member
$345
$395
$445
New ABI Member*
$895
$945
$995
New Gov./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member**
$440
$490
$540

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor $1,600
New Member Exhibitor** $1,895
Add’l. Booth Rep.*** * $500

Optional Events

Opening Reception Registrant
Guest (adult)
Child (ages 12 and under)
Free
$50
$25
Family Picnic
$15
Golf Tournament
Handicap __________
$125
 
ABI Golf Tour
Handicap __________
$125
 
Sporting Clays Tournament
$150

Dinner and Dancing Registrant

Guest (adult)
Child (ages 12 and under)

$25

$95

$45

Registration rates include the Opening Reception, Friday and Saturday Breakfasts, Friday Dinner and Dancing, all refreshment breaks and the written materials.

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $295 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your ABI membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your ABI membership renewal fee.

** Includes a one-year ABI membership; you must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable.

*** All exhibitor rates include the Opening Reception, Friday and Saturday Breakfasts and all refreshment breaks.

 

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