American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program is returning to New York! Join us in the Big Apple for this unique program geared specifically toward mid-level insolvency and restructuring professionals, lawyers and financial advisors. Featuring both technical and career-advancement sessions, the conference offers attendees an opportunity to learn critical skills from some of the country’s top judges, attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers, restructuring professionals and clients. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!
Monday, November 4
Preparing the Debtor
This session will provide practical tips from professionals — everything a mid-level associate should know about how to prepare a company to file chapter 11, as well as the coordination among advisors that is necessary along the way.
Jonathan P. Goulding
Alvarez & Marsal; Century City, Calif.
Heather K. Lennox
Jones Day; Cleveland
PJT Partners Inc.; New York
Epiq; New York
Advising a Board
The panelists will discuss fiduciary duties and the role of the board.
Jane VanLare, Moderator
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; New York
Redan Advisors; New York
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP; Wilmington, Del.
James J. Mazza
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Chicago
Cross-Border Insolvency Complications: Practical Considerations
Cross-border insolvency proceedings come with many challenges. Both lawyers and insolvency professionals must face sometimes divergent jurisdictional issues and navigate competing motivations and complicated structures, while trying to act in the best interests of the estate, creditors, investors and contributories. This panel will explore several prominent issues that have arisen in practice during the past decade since the credit crisis.
Joel E. Cohen, Moderator
Stout; New York
EY; New York
Maris J. Kandestin
DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.
Walkers; Cayman Islands
Ethics: Who Is the Client?
Ira L. Herman, Moderator
Blank Rome LLP; New York
Sheryl P. Giugliano
Diamond McCarthy LLP; New York
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York
Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D.N.Y.); New York
The Importance of Plan Feasibility
This panel will focus on perspectives from various constituents and factors for consideration.
Leah M. Eisenberg
Foley & Lardner LLP; New York
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York
AlixPartners LLP; Chicago
Samuel E. Star
FTI Consulting, Inc.; New York
Practice Tips from the Bench
Curtis S. Miller, Moderator
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Wilmington, Del.
Hon. Shelley C. Chapman
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York
Hon. Barbara Houser
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.); Dallas
Hon. Vincent Papalia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark, N.J.
Sponsored by PwC
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