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Thursday, August 2

2:00 p.m.

Registration Opens

5:00-6:00 p.m.

“40 Under 40” Spotlight on Professional Development

Join the panelists for a candid interview with ABI’s inaugural “40 Under 40” honorees as they discuss the advice they received and now share for professional development and best practices in the court room.

Hon. Kevin J. Carey, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware; Wilmington, Del.

Ryan G. Foley

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; Philadelphia

Shanti M. Katona

Polsinelli; Wilmington, Del.

Jennifer B. Kimble

Prime Clerk; New York

Cullen Drescher Speckhart

Wolcott Rivers Gates; Virginia Beach, Va.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

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

Friday, August 3

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

ABI Talks

James E. Van Horn, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP; Baltimore

Hon. Richard E. Fehling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Reading, Pa.

Thomas M. Horan

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Laura Davis Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Deconstructing the Order, Part II: Confirmation

How well do you understand your confirmation order? This panel will break down some examples of issues that create frustration for bankruptcy judges through inconsistent or vague language, misinterpretation or fundamental flaws. Panelists will navigate typical confirmation documents through drafting to final order.

Marc S. Weinsweig, Moderator

WeinsweigAdvisors; Rockville, Md.

Kara Hammond Coyle

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

Hon. Eric L. Frank

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia.

Lucian Murley

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Richard Schepacarter

U.S. Department of Justice-Office of the U.S. Trustee; Wilmington, Del.

Interactive Panel: Breaking Down the DIP Budget

This panel will explore the components of the DIP budget and the key issues for different stakeholders. The panelists will discuss how the DIP is constructed, negotiated and presented based on the interests of the debtor, lenders and unsecured creditors, and offer insight for professionals at every level of experience.

Kimberly A. Brown, Moderator

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Rosa J. Evergreen

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

John P. Madden

Emerald Capital Advisors Corp.; New York

Hon. Stacey L. Meisel

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey; Newark, N.J.

Richard Newman

Alvarez & Marsal; Chicago

Fallout of Health Care Consolidation: Who Will Be the Winners and Losers?

This panel will review how consolidation, redevelopment and even brick and mortar vs. online are changing health care, and who is likely to prevail. The panelists will discuss which health care providers are likely to encounter the most stress in the future, and which ones may have ways to fix the American health care system.

Suzanne A. Koenig, Moderator

SAK Management Services, LLC; Northfield, Ill.

Hon. Paul M. Black

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia; Roanoke, Va.

Peter C. Chadwick

Berkeley Research Group, LLC; Washington, D.C.

David N. Crapo

Gibbons P.C.; Newark, N.J.

Warren J. Martin

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.; Morristown, N.J.

Consumer: ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy

Members of the commission will provide an update on recent public meetings, relevant topics and the commission reporting process.

Richardo I. Kilpatrick, Moderator

Kilpatrick & Associates, P.C.; Auburn Hills, Mich.

Alane A. Becket

Becket & Lee LLP; Malvern, Pa.

Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

Deconstructing the Order, Part II: Confirmation

Interactive Panel: Breaking Down the DIP Budget

 

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Kicking the Tires: Automotive Supplier Restructurings/Tariffs

In an environment of rapid technological change and political uncertainty, automotive suppliers face fresh challenges. This panel will explore the possibility of trade wars, the politics of infrastructure, and the challenges and possibilities presented by self-driving cars and emerging technologies.

David M. Powlen, Moderator

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Wanya du Preez

Deloitte CRG; McLean, Va.

Hon. David E. Rice

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland; Baltimore

Joseph R. Sgroi

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Detroit, Mich.

Sheryl Toby

Dykema Gossett PLLC; Detroit

Consumer: Consumer and UST Ethics Issues: Bankruptcy Billing, Bundling and the UpRight Decision

This panel will address hot topics in the consumer bankruptcy world, including analysis of the UpRight decision and the ongoing evolution of fee arrangements.

Lisa A. Rynard, Moderator

Purcell, Krug & Haller; Harrisburg, Pa.

Corinne Donohue Adams

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

Hon. Nancy V. Alquist

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland; Baltimore

David Cox

Cox Law Group PLLC; Lynchburg, Va.

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Optional Event: Family Picnic

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP

1:00 p.m.

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

1:30 p.m.

Optional Event: Trap-Shooting Tournament

7:00 p.m.

A Taste of Hershey Dinner and Dancing (kid-friendly!)

Bar sponsored by Polsinelli

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

Saturday, August 4

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Judicial Debates

Teresa C. Kohl, Moderator

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Hon. Vincent F. Papalia

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey; Newark, N.J.

Hon. Frank J. Santoro

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; Norfolk, Va.

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware; Wilmington, Del.

Bruce Grohsgal

Delaware Law School Widener University; Wilmington, Del.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence/Technology in the Legal Industry

As fast-emerging technologies change the way we conceive of how we will practice law in the very near future, ethics rules will need to address this revolution. The panelists will discuss how to keep ahead of these developments and adapt our practices to best understand and address our developing ethical obligations.

Scott Y. Stuart, Moderator

Esquify, Inc.; Chicago

Hon. Henry W. Van Eck

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; Harrisburg, Pa.

Ericka F. Johnson

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

Mette H. Kurth

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

10:45-12:00 noon

Judicial Round and Round

12:00 noon

Adjourn

 

Workshop Rates

Registration Rates* Early Bird
(by 6/1/18)
Regular
(6/2/18-7/13/18)
Late
(after 7/13/18)

ABI Member
$650
$700
$795
Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member
$345
$395
$445
Join and Save*
$945
$995
$1,090
New Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member*
$440
$490
$540

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $325 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.

 

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
$1,600
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,925
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; you must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable.

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

Optional Events

 

 

Rate
Opening Reception
Guest

Child (12 and under)

$FREE to registrant
$50
$25
Family Picnic
$20
Golf Tournament at Hershey’s West Course
Handicap ________
$170
Guest Golf Tournament at Hershey’s West Course
Handicap ________
$170
Trap-Shooting Tournament
$115
Guest Trap-Shooting Tournament
$115
Friday Dinner and Dancing Registrant
Guest

Child (12 and under)

$30
$90
$45
Hershey Park Tickets Ages 3 & Up

$38

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..

 

Partners

Sponsors

 

Barnes & Thornburg LLP    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC    Cole Schotz P.C.   

Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.    East West Bank    Equity Partners HG   

 Fox Rothschild LLP    Gavin/Solmonese LLC    Garden City Group, LLC   

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC    McGuireWoods LLP    Miles & Stockbridge PC   

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP    Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones    Polsinelli PC   

Sherwood Partners, Inc./agencyIP    SSG Capital Advisors, LLC.    Wilmington Trust   

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP   

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 $324 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the resort by July 1, 2018, 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 July 1 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*

7 hours of CLE credit, including 2.5 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8 hours of CLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit approval regulations and may 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 8.5 credit hours, of which 3 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 7 hours, of which 2.5 hours will apply to ethics. 8 hours of CPE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, are also available.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 13, 2018. No refunds will be granted after July 13, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 13, 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.

 

Optional Events

Golf Tournament at Hershey Country Club’s West Course

Friday, August 3, 1:00 p.m.

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 $170 per person, which includes lunch and cart. Lunch will be provided at noon. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form, and indicate your handicap.

Trap-Shooting Tournament

Friday, August 3, 1:30 p.m.

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 $115 fee includes a boxed lunch, transportation and all tournament fees. Please check the appropriate box on the online registration form.

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 6, 2018). The cost per person is $38 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.

Cocoa Kids Club

The Cocoa Kids Club 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 Kids Club, please call the Hotel Hershey directly at (717) 533-2171.

Chairs

Hon. Nancy V. Alquist, Judicial Chair

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

Hon. Laurie S. Silverstein, Judicial Chair

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

Thomas M. Horan, Co-Chair

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Teresa C. Kohl, Co-Chair

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

James E. Van Horn, Co-Chair

McGuireWoods LLP; Baltimore

Advisory Board

Stuart M. Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Baltimore

Kevin P. Clancy

CohnReznick LLP; Edison, N.J.

Tiffany Cobb

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

Scott D. Cousins

Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

Kara Hammond Coyle

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

G. David Dean, II

Cole Schotz P.C.; Baltimore

Paul H. Deutch

Omni Management Group, LLC; 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

Clark Hill PLC; Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth L. Gunn

Virginia Office of the Attorney General; Richmond, Va.

Jason W. Harbour

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; Richmond, Va.

Michael R. Herz

Fox Rothschild LLP; Morristown, N.J.

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.

Eric M. Kerwood

Epiq Systems, Inc.; New York, N.Y.

Shelley A. Kinsella

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

James M. Matour

Dilworth Paxson LLP; Philadelphia

Erika L. Morabito

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Richard Newman

Alvarez & Marsal; Chicago

Edward A. Phillips

EisnerAmper LLP; Philadelphia

David M. Powlen

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Richard W. Riley

Duane Morris LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Kenneth A. Rosen

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Jeffrey N. Rothleder

Clark Hill PLC; Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey M. Schlerf

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Joseph L. Schwartz

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

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

Lisa B. Tancredi

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore

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.

Christopher B. Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland