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Wednesday, February 26

9:00 a.m.

Registration Desk Open and Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Case Study Introduction

Panelists will assume the roles of major constituents at key stages of a modern bankruptcy. By presenting different points of view from the moment a company begins to consider bankruptcy up through mediation or court, these 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.

10:00-11:00 a.m.

The PropCo/OpCo Dilemma

11:00-11:10 a.m.


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

What are the General Heath Care Issues in Bankruptcy?

12:10-1:40 p.m.

Working Lunch: Negotiations

1:40-1:50 p.m.


1:50-2:50 p.m.

Regulatory Framework

2:50-3:50 p.m.

Not For Profit v. For Profit

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 2020

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Opening Networking Reception with the Participants of VALCON 2020

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



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

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC; New York


Travis M. Bayer

Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago

Evan B. Blum

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

James S. Feltman

Duff & Phelps, LLC; Miami Lakes, Fla.

David L. Herman

Gordian Group, LLC; New York

Robbin L. Itkin

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Jeffrey C. Krause

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Los Angeles

James A. Katchadurian

CR3 Partners LLC; New York

Paul D. Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; 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

Mark D. Podgainy

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; New York

Nicholas Rubin

Force 10 Partners; Newport Beach, Cali.

Michael B. Schaedle

Blank Rome LLP; Philadelphia

Cristine Pirro Schwarzman

Ropes & Gray LLP; New York

David P. Simonds

Hogan Lovells; New York

Christopher K. Wu

Teneo; New York


Conference Information


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 $229 per night from February 25-28, 2020. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel prior to January 4, 2020, 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.


Air: Fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS).

Continuing Education

This program is eligible for 6 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.2 hours of general CLE credit in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit-rounding rules 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 hours. NY MCLE: This course or program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7 credit hours, of which 7 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement.


7 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,


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

CFRP 2020 Registration Rates

Registration Rates

(by 12/20/19)


(after 2/7/20)

ABI Member $545 $595 $645
Gov't./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member $345 $395 $445
Join and Save* $870 $920 $970

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

$440 $490 $540

*Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only — a $350 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 2020 & CFRP 2020 Joint Registration Rates

Registration Rates

(by 12/20/19)


(after 2/7/20)

ABI/AIRA Member $995 $1,075 $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 $645 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.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by February 5, 2020. No refunds will be granted after February 5, but substitutions will be allowed. After February 5, 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.

Conference Attire

Attire is business casual throughout the conference.