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Thursday, August 1

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

5:00-6:00 p.m.

 "40 Under 40" Panel

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Friday, August 2

7:15-7:45 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

7:45-8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

ABI Talks

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Bankruptcy Trends: Sales and Restructuring

This session will focus on government contractors, the identification and liquidation of undisclosed assets, restructuring strategies apart from § 363 sales, and the reorganization of small debtors.

Bankruptcy Trends: Contracts and Plans

This session will discuss general bond issues, substantive consolidation, recent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and bankruptcy holdouts.

Consumer Bankruptcy Trends

Bankruptcy Litigation


10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

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

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Industry Trends: What Are We Working on Now/Next?

This session will focus on trucking and transportation, post-BAPCPA retail, the PG&E filing, agriculture, building products and home goods, and for-profit higher education.

Health Care Score Card

The panelists will discuss upstart pharma bankruptcies, increased filings by care facilities and hospitals, the financial condition of rural hospitals, consumer medical bills, and medical records in bankruptcies.

Banking and Bankruptcy

Money talks and lending trends: This session will highlight consumer banking issues, technical aspects in cryptocurrency, and fintech.

Fee-Application/Compensation Issues


12:00-12:30 p.m.


Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP


12:30-1:30 p.m.

Keynote with Bill Rochelle

William J. Rochelle

American Bankruptcy Institute; New York


1:30-2:45 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Industry Trends: What Are We Working on Now/Next?

Bankruptcy Trends: Sales and Restructuring

Bankruptcy Trends: Contracts and Plans


Concurrent Session

What’s Your Role?: Adult in the Room

This session highlights financial advisors, investment bankers, examiners, local counsel, plan officers, tricky consumer cases with professionals, and guardians.


5:45-6:45 p.m.

Q&A Reception with Judge Kevin Carey

Hon. Kevin Carey

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

7:00 p.m.

Friday Night Dinner (kid-friendly!)

Bar Sponsored by Polsinelli

Dinner Sponsored by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Saturday, August 3

7:30-8:00 a.m.


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Judicial Debates

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

Ethics Session

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Plenary Session

Technology Session

12:00 noon




Workshop Chairs


Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, Judicial Co-Chair

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

Hon. Laurie S. Silverstein, Judicial Co-Chair

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

Shanti M. Katona, Co-Chair

Polsinelli; Wilmington, Del.

Teresa C. Kohl, Co-Chair

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Lisa B. Tancredi, Co-Chair

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore


Advisory Board


Steven F. Agran

Carl Marks & Co. Inc.; West Windsor, N.J.

Thomas W. Buck

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC;

New York

Kara Hammond Coyle

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP;

Wilmington, Del.

Paul H. Deutch

Omni Management Group; 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

Squire Patton Boggs; 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.

Thomas M. Horan

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Richard Infantino

Deloitte CRG; Philadelphia

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.






Shelley A. Kinsella

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

David S. Lorry

Versa Capital Management, LLC; Philadelphia

Kenneth W. Mann

Equity Partners HG LLC; Easton, Md.

Erika L. Morabito

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Richard Newman

Alvarez & Marsal; Chicago

Lauren O’Leary

Chiron Financial, LLC; New York

David M. Powlen

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Kenneth A. Rosen

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Jeffrey N. Rothleder

Squire Patton Boggs; Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey M. Schlerf

Fox Rothschild LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Joseph L. Schwartz

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

Angela Shortall

3Cubed Advisory Services, LLC; Baltimore

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

David I. Swan

McGuireWoods LLP; Tysons, Va.

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.

Jolene E. Wee

JW Infinity Consulting, LLC; New York

Marc Weinsweig

Weinsweig Advisors; Gaithersburg, Md.

Christopher B. Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland



Optional Events

Cocoa Clubhouse


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

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 3, 2019). The cost per person is $38.50 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.




Conference Information



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 $329 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the resort by June 30, 2019, 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 June 30 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 Credit*


10.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 13.8 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s CLE credit-approval regulations and might 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 12 credit hours, of which 1.5 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 10.25 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. 12 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are also available.


*ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees have some knowledge in 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, 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, ABI may allow the individual to work at the 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. Financial assistance is available for this program. Illinois Attorneys: If registration fees are more than $500, attorneys who qualify will receive a reduction of at least 50% off the registration fee. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to

Cancellation Policy


All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 11, 2019. No refunds will be granted after July 11, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 11, 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.



agencyIP Barnes & Thornburg LLP East West Bank Fox Rothschild Gavin/Solmonese LLC McGuireWoods Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Pachulski Stang Ziehl Jones  Polsinelli LLP Sherwood Partners Wilmington Trust



Registration Rates Early Bird
(by 5/31/19)
(after 7/12/19)

ABI Member
ABI Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. Member
Join & Save*
New Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member**


*Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $350 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.

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
Additional Booth Representative

** 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.

Optional Events

Opening Reception

Child (12 and under)

Friday Dinner and Dancing Registrant

Child (12 and under)

Hershey's Park Tickets
Adults (ages 3 & up)

Child (under age 2)



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.


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