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Wednesday, February 27

9:00 a.m.

Registration Desk Open and Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Case Study Introduction

Experts will provide insight, practical advice and proposed solutions for the strategic decisions and negotiations that are part of the day-to-day reality of a restructuring and successful turnaround.

Kathryn A. Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

Michael Friedman

Chapman and Cutler LLP; New York

Eric J. Fromme

Theodora Oringher PC; Costa Mesa, Calif.

Stephen Spitzer

AlixPartners, LLP; New York

Wayne P. Weitz

Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC; New York

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Extending the Runway

Maintaining sufficient liquidity to fund operations is the key to keeping a company out of a chapter 11 process. The panelists will discuss the potential options available to a company to improve liquidity and extend the timeline for negotiations with creditors.

Stephen Spitzer, Moderator

AlixPartners, LLP; New York

Lorie R. Beers

Cowen and Company.; New York

Greg Berube

Evercore; New York

Evan Blum

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

Robbin Itkin

DLA Piper; Los Angeles, Calif.

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston

Mark Podgainy

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

 

11:00-11:10 a.m.

Break

11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Why Can't We All Agree? Different Parties, Different Valuations

Even outside of a chapter 11 process, valuation fights can still impact a companies ability to restructure its debt. Panelists will talk about the different viewpoints of the creditor constituencies and techniques to try to develop consensus.

Wayne P. Weitz, Moderator

Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC; New York

James Katchadurian

CR3 Partners, LLC; Goldens Bridge

Jeffrey C. Krause

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Encino, Calif.

Nicholas P. Leone

PJT Partners; New York

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.

Christopher K. Wu

Teneo Restructuring; New York

12:10-1:40 p.m.

Working Lunch: Negotiations of 'Case A'

Attendees will be divided into four constituencies. VALCON case study authors, together with CFRP faculty members, will meet with the various groups and facilitate the discussion.

1:40-1:50 p.m.

Break

1:50-2:50 p.m.

Fiduciary Obligations and Considerations for Directors

When companies become distressed, the fiduciary obligations for the Directors and Officers can change. This panel will discuss what signs of distress to look for and what advice should be given to clients.

Eric J. Fromme, Moderator

Theodora Oringher PC; Costa Mesa, Calif.

Derek C. Abbott

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

James S. Feltman

Duff & Phelps, LLC; Miami Lakes, Fla.

Rocky Ho

EY; San Francisco, Calif.

Paul D. Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; New York

Ross Waetzman

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

2:50-3:50 p.m.

Bringing the Holdouts to the Table

Though chapter 11 is an effective tool to bind lenders to a transaction, it is not the only option available to advisors. The panelist will discuss strategies to bring holdouts to the table to negotiate a consensual deal so that a chapter 11 filing can be avoided.

Kathryn A. Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

David Herman

Gordian Group, LLC; New York

Elizabeth R. McColm

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

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Christine Pirro

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Nicholas Rubin

Force10 Partners

Michael B. Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP; Philadelphia

3:50-4:00 p.m.

Break and Transition to VALCON 2019 Joint Session

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Case Study in Conjunction with VALCON 2019: Valuing and Restructuring Distressed Companies in the Face of Financial and Operational Headwinds

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Opening Networking Reception with the Participants of VALCON 2019

     Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres with faculty and participants.

 

Co-Chairs

Kathryn A. Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; New York

Eric J. Fromme

Theodora Oringher PC; Costa Mesa, Calif.

Stephen Spitzer

AlixPartners, LLP; New York

Wayne P. Weitz

Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC; New York

Faculty

Derek C. Abbott

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

Lorie R. Beers

Cowen and Company.; New York

Gregory Berube

Evercore; New York

Evan Blum

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

James S. Feltman

Duff & Phelps, LLC; Miami Lakes, Fla.

David Herman

Gordian Group, LLC; New York

Rocky Ho

EY; San Francisco, Calif.

Robbin Itkin

DLA Piper; Los Angeles, Calif.

James A. Katchadurian

CR3 Partners, LLC; Golden Bridge, NY

Jeffrey C. Krause

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Encino, Cal.

Paul D. Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; New York

Nicholas P. Leone

PJT Partners; New York

Elizabeth R. McColm

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

Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Boston

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Christine F. Pirro

Kirkland & Ellis LLP; New York

Mark Podgainy

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

Nicholas Rubin

Force10 Partners; Newport Beach, Cal.

Michael B. Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP; Philadelphia

Ross Waetzman

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.

Christopher K. Wu

Teneo Restructuring; New York

 

Conference Information

Hotel

The Four Seasons Las Vegas is a sanctuary from the bright lights of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip, all located on the 35th to 39th floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino tower — ensuring a more intimate atmosphere and attentive personal service. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $249 per night from February 26-March 1, 2019. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel prior to January 25, 2019, to take advantage of the special conference rate. In order to be eligible for the group rate, reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated block is filled.

Travel

Air: Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS).
Ground: Avis car rental discounts are available using Avis Worldwide discount number (J789009). Call (800) 331-1600, or book online at www.avis.com.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by February 6, 2019. No refunds will be granted after February 6, but substitutions will be allowed. After February 6, 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

6.75 hours of general CLE credit are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8.1 hours of general CLE credit 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. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.75 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 8 credit hours. 8 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.nasbaregistry.org.

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.

 

 

Partners

Luncheon Sponsor

https://www.cr3partners.com/

Event Sponsors

AlixPartners LLPAlvarez & MarsalBlank Rome Cowen and Companyhttps://www.cr3partners.com/DLA PiperDuff & PhelpsEisnerAmper  EY Evercore Force Ten Partners LLC Hammond Hanlon Camp LLCHughes Hubbard & Reed LLPGavin/SolmoneseGetzler Henrich & Associates LLCGibson DunnGreenberg Traurig, LLPGordian Group  Kirkland  Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLPPachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP  PJT Partners  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP TeneoTheodora Oringher PC

CFRP 2019 Registration Rates

Registration Rates

Early
(by 12/21/18)

Regular 
(12/22/18-2/8/19)

Late 
(after 2/8/19)


ABI Member $545 $595 $645
Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member $345 $395 $445
Join and Save* $840 $890 $940

New Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member*

$440 $490 $540

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

VALCON 2019 & CFRP 2019 Joint Registration Rates

Registration Rates

Early
(by 12/21/18)

Regular 
(12/22/18-2/8/19)

Late 
(after 2/8/19)


ABI/AIRA Member $995 $1075 $1,125
Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI/AIRA Member $550 $600 $650
New ABI/AIRA Member* $1,320 $1,400 $1,450

New Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI/AIRA Member*

$645 $695 $745

*Includes a one-year ABI and AIRA membership for first-time members only — a $620 value! You must be an ABI or AIRA 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.