Tuesday, May 19
Faculty/Registrant Catered Dinner
Lecture: Trial Preparation for Lawyers
Lecture: The Financial Professional as Expert Witness
Faculty Training Session
Wednesday, May 20
Registration and Breakfast
Lecture/Demo: Introduction of Evidence/Direct Examination
Faculty Training Session
Workshop 1: Direct Examination of Non-Experts and Introduction of Evidence
Lecture/Demo: Effective Cross-Examination
Workshop 2: Cross-Examination of Non-Experts
Lecture: Art of Persuasion/Trial Techniques to Win Your Case
Lecture: Valuation Training for Financial Professionals
Thursday, May 21
Lecture/Demo: Working with Expert Witnesses
Workshop 3: Direct Examination of Expert Witnesses
Workshop 4: Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses
Team Meetings and Strategy Sessions to Prepare Case for Trial
Friday, May 22
Registration and Breakfast
Depart for Courthouse
Mock Trials at Courthouse
ABI has arranged for a special conference rate of $275 per night at the W Chicago - City Center. Reservations must be made by April 19, 2015, to secure the special conference rate. Reservations may be by contacting the W directly at (800) 627-9034 and mentioning the American Bankruptcy Institute room block. You can also book your room online here. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the specially rated ABI block is filled.
Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
Business attire is required for the entire program.
All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by April 28, 2015. No refunds will be granted after April 28, but substitutions will be allowed. After April 28, 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.
18.25 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 21.5 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 18.25 hours. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 21.5 credit hours. 21.5 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 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 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.
Mark M. Maloney
King & Spalding; Atlanta
Gregory R. Westfall
Grant Thornton LLP; New York
R. Scott Williams
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell; Birmingham, Ala.
Joseph M. Coleman
Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC; Dallas
Hon. Mary Grace Diehl
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga); Atlanta
Grant Thornton LLP; Chandler, AZ
Edward T. Gavin
Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.
Jay S. Geller
Law Office of Jay S. Geller; Portland, Maine
Dillon E. Jackson
Foster Pepper PLLC; Seattle
Melissa K. Knoll
Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago
Jordan A. Kroop
Perkins Coie LLP; Phoenix
Francis A. Monaco
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Wilmington, Del.
Christian C. Onsager
Onsager | Guyerson | Fletcher | Johnson; Denver
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; New York
Patricia A. Redmond
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Miami
Michael P. Richman
Hunton & Williams LLP; New York
Thomas J. Salerno
Gordon Silver; Phoenix
Brian L. Shaw
Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago
Catherine L. Steege
Jenner & Block LLP
Lynnette R. Warman
Culhane Meadows PLLC; Dallas
Hon. Gregg W. Zive
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.); Reno
Financial Professionals Registration
In addition to litigation training for attorneys, the Symposium is open to financial experts who want to enhance their skills in the area of litigation support and testimony. Financial experts will receive training from professionals who have developed expertise in this area. As a financial expert, you will get hands-on training on how to prepare for and give persuasive expert testimony in bankruptcy litigation matters, and on how to survive grueling cross-examination. Among other things, each financial expert will give testimony in multiple practice workshops throughout the week and will also work directly with the attorney teams in preparing testimony to be offered at a mock confirmation hearing before a federal bankruptcy judge in Chicago. This unique opportunity is limited to 12 financial experts on a first-come, first-served basis. These spaces will not last, so register early!
New ABI Member*
* Includes a one-year ABI membership — a $295 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable.