Join Today and Benefit Daily from ABI's 35+ Years of Insolvency Expertise.
Join Today!
Help Center
MENU

Sessions

Event Information 286290

Thursday, August 6

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration

5:00-6:00 p.m.

“40 Under 40” Panel

Kimberly Brown

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Monique DiSabatino

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Tara Schellhorn

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

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by BakerHostetler and SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Friday, August 7

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

ABI Talks

G. David Dean

Cole Schotz P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

Kathryn Harrison

Campbell & Levine, LLC; Pittsburgh

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Crime in Bankruptcy

Anne Eberhardt, Moderator

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; New York

Sean Beach

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

Kevin Carey

Hogan Lovells US LLP; Philadelphia

Jeffrey Testa

McCarter & English, LLP; Newark, N.J.

Pros and Cons of Transactions Involving Distressed Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Hon. Patricia Mayer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Pa.)

Achintya Moulick

Alvarez & Marsal; Philadelphia

Scott Phillips

Healthcare Management Partners, LLC; Washington, Pa.

Cynthia Romano

CohnReznick LLP; New York

Transportation and Logistical Companies in Bankruptcy

Kenneth Mann, Moderator

Equity Partners Division of SC&H Capital; Easton, Md.

Hon. Stacey Meisel

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

Lisa Tancredi

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore

Christopher Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland

Bax Decision

Amanda Steele, Moderator

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Michael Kaplan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Trenton, N.J.

Stacy Lutkus

McDermott Will & Emery; New York

Curtis Miller

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

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Concurrent Sessions (2)

Ritzen Group Case

Sara Temes, Moderator

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; Syracuse, N.Y.

Hon. Nancy Alquist

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

Patricia Jefferson

Miles & Stockbridge PC; Baltimore

Joyce Kuhns

Offit Kurman, PA; Baltimore

Ethics: How to Get Retained as Debtors’ Attorneys

Shanti Katona, Moderator

Polsinelli; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Robert Grossman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. N.Y.); New York

Brett Fallon

Morris James LLP; Wilmington, Del.

George Howard

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

Christopher Jones

Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP; Falls Church, Va.

 

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (2)

Bax Decision

Pros and Cons of Transactions Involving Distressed Hospitals and Health Care Providers

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Crime in Bankruptcy

Ritzen Group Case

Ethics: How to Get Retained as Debtors’ Attorneys

7:00 p.m.

Dinner and Dancing (kid-friendly!)

Bar sponsored by Polsinelli PC

Dinner sponsored by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Saturday, August 8

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Great Debates

Disparate Treatment of Professional Fees Versus Other Administrative Claims in Administratively Insolvent Claims Is Justified

Jennifer Kimble

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; New York

Erika Morabito

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Venue for Debtors and Its Impact Upon Accessibility of Creditors to the Bankruptcy Process

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

The Role and Powers of Examiners in Traditional and Subchapter V Reorganizations

Jeffrey Rothleder, Moderator

Squire Patton Boggs; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Andrew Altenburg

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Camden, N.J.

Stephen Leach

Hirschler Fleischer, PC; Tysons, Va.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

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

Plenary Session

Cannabis Issues in Bankruptcy

Hon. Ashely Chan, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Pa.); Philadelphia

Andrea Colender

Severn Bank; Annapolis

Mark Salzberg

Squire Patton Boggs; Washington, D.C.

12:00 noon

Adjourn

 

Chairs

Hon. Ashely Chan, Judicial Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Pa.); Philadelphia

Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, Judicial Co-Chair

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

Anne Eberhardt, Co-Chair

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; New York

Shanti M. Katona, Co-Chair

Polsinelli PC; Wilmington, Del.

Lisa B. Tancredi, Co-Chair

Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore

Advisory Board

Steven F. Agran

Carl Marks & Co. Inc.; New York

Kimberly A. Brown

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Stuart M. Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Anthony R. Calascibetta

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.

Kevin P. Clancy

CohnReznick LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Kara Hammond Coyle

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

G. David Dean

Cole Schotz P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

Paul H. Deutch

Omni Agent Solutions; New York

Linda V. Donhauser

Miles & Stockbridge; 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

FormanLaw LLC; 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; Richmond, Va.

Michael R. Herz

Fox Rothschild LLP; Morristown, N.J.

Jarret P. Hitchings

Duane Morris LLP; Wilmington, Del.

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, P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

Kenneth W. Mann

Equity Partners HG LLC; Easton, Md.

Erika L. Morabito

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Richard Newman

Alvarez & Marsal; Chicago

Edward A. Phillips

Getzler Henrich & Associates 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 L. Shortall

3Cubed Advisory Services, LLC; Baltimore

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons P.C.; Wilmington, Del.

Amanda R. Steele

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA; Wilmington, Del.

David I. Swan

McGuireWoods LLP; Tysons, Va.

Stanley B. Tarr

Blank Rome LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Sara C. Temes

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC; Syracuse, N.Y.

Jeremy P. VanEtten

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Craig D. Warznack

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Conshohocken, Pa.

Jolene E. Wee

JW Infinity Consulting, LLC; New York

Christopher B. Wick

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland

Partners

Platinum Level

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC McGuireWoods LLP Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Gold Level

BakerHostetler Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Polsinelli PC Sherwood SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Silver Level

Ballard Spahr LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Conference Information

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50
Cambridge, MD 21613

Hotel Reservations

Escape to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a 400-room luxury resort with an 18-hole championship golf course, a 150-slip marina, an 18,000-square-foot European spa, an extensive multi-level indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and a children’s recreation center. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $245 per night (with a $25 a night resort fee that includes in-room wireless internet, self-parking, two bottles of water per day and use of many recreational activities). Reservations must be made directly with the resort by July 22, 2020, to secure this special rate.

 

Upon payment of the conference registration fees, you will receive hotel reservation information with your conference confirmation. Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee any rooms after the specially rated ABI block is filled.

Parking Information

Self-parking is included in the resort fee.

Dietary Restrictions

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with refreshments during breaks. We try to provide a variety of well-rounded offerings. However, if you have a specific dietary requirement, please bring it to our attention by calling 703-739-0800 or emailing efinnegan@abiworld.org so that it can be accommodated.

Conference Attire

Attire is casual. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case the temperature in the meeting room gets cold.

Disclaimer

Speakers have been invited and are not yet confirmed; they are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit*

 

This program is eligible for 7 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics/professionalism, in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8.4 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics/professionalism, 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 7 hours, including 1.25 hours of ethics/professionalism. 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 8 credit hours, of which 8 hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement and 1.5 hours can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement.

 

8 hours of CPE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, 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.

 

Conference Rates

Registration Rates* Early Bird
(by 6/5/20)
Regular
(6/6/20-7/17/20)
Late
(after 7/17/20)

ABI Member
$650
$700
$795
Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member
$345
$395
$445
Join ABI & Save!*
$1,000
$1,050
$1,145
New Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member*
$470
$520
$570

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $375 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**
$1,000
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,350
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 (a $375 value!).

Optional Events

 

 

Price
Opening Reception
Guest

Child (12 and under)

$0
$50
$15
Friday Dinner and Dancing Registrant
Guest

Child (12 and under)

$30
$80
$25

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by July 16, 2020. No refunds will be granted after July 16, but substitutions will be allowed. After July 16, 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. Customers who fail to attend without providing notice will be charged the total fee of the conference for which they have registered.

Anti-Harassment Policy

The American Bankruptcy Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

 

Our anti-harassment policy can be found at https://www.abi.org/about-us/bylaws-and-policies