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Thursday, October 17

8:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session

Ask the Judges

Prof. Bruce Grohsgal, Moderator

Widener University Delaware Law School; Wilmington

Hon. John Dorsey

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

Hon. Kevin Gross

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

Hon. Karen Owens

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

Hon. Brendan Shannon

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

Hon. Laurie Selber Silverstein

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

Hon. Christopher Sontchi

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

Hon. Mary Walrath

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

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:45-12:00 noon

Plenary Session

Preparing for an Appeal: How to Prepare at the Trial Level to Ensure a Successful Bankruptcy Appeal

Mike R. Lastowski, Moderator

Duane Morris LLP; Wilmington

Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell

U.S. Court of Appeals (3d Cir.); Philadelphia

Roger G. Schwartz

King & Spalding LLP; New York

Hon. Collins J. Seitz, Jr.

Delaware Supreme Court; Wilmington

Hon. Leonard P. Stark

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

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Plenary Session

Secrets of the Bench Revealed

Hon. Kevin J. Carey

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

Hon. Michelle M. Harner

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

1:30-1:45 p.m.

Networking Break

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Young Lawyers Track: How to Prepare for Oral Argument and How to Seek Out Opportunities for the Same

Justin R. Alberto, Moderator

Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington

Kathleen M. LaManna

Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Hartford, Conn.

Oscar N. Pinkas

Dentons; New York

Rachael Ringer

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; New York

Hon. Laurie Selber Silverstein

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

Seth Van Aalten

Cooley LLP; New York

Experienced Practitioners Track: Chapter 15

Craig Martin, Moderator

DLA Piper; Wilmington

Robin Chiu

Goldin Associates, LLC; New York

Eleanor Fisher

Kalo Adivsors; Grand Cayman

Lynn P. Harrison, III

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP; New York

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

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

Ethics Track: Best Practices for Stress Management and Time Management in Restructuring

Matthew P. Ward, Moderator

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP; Wilmington

Mark Greenberg

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

James Hanley

U.S. Bank; Wilmington

Carol P. Waldhauser

Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program; Wilmington

Hon. Mary F. Walrath

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

Robert A. Weber

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Wilmington

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Young Lawyers Track: Getting Engaged and Getting Paid

Christopher A. Ward, Moderator

Polsinelli PC; Wilmington

Laura Davis Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. John T. Dorsey

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

Jennifer Marines

Morrison & Foerster LLP; New York

Kathryn McGlynn

AlixPartners LLP; New York

Thomas Patrick Tinker

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Wilmington, Del.

Experienced Practitioners Track: Hot Topics and Trends in Chapter 11 Plans

Regina Stango Kelbon, Moderator

Blank Rome LLP; Wilmington

Ronit Berkovich

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Jessica Boelter

Sidley Austin LLP; New York

Hon. Karen B. Owens

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

Brian Trust

Mayer Brown LLP; New York

Ethics Track: Dealing with Difficult Clients and Counsel

Kurt F. Gwynne, Moderator

Reed Smith LLP; Wilmington

Evan R. Fleck

Milbank LLP; New York

Julia Frost-Davies

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Boston

Hon. Kevin Gross

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

4:00-4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Plenary Session

Fireside Chat

Hon. Brendan L. Shannon, Moderator

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

Hon. John T. Dorsey

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

Hon. Karen B. Owens

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

5:15-6:45 p.m.

Networking Reception

 

Judicial Chair

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

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

Chairs

Joseph M. Barry

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP; Wilmington

L. Katherine Good

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; Wilmington

Jeffrey R. Waxman

Morris James LLP; Wilmington

 

Conference Information

Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Del., the luxurious Hotel du Pont offers guests comfort and the latest technology set within Wilmington’s financial and legal district. Conveniently located just two hours from New York and Washington, D.C., 60 minutes from Baltimore and 25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport, the historic Hotel du Pont is a well-known retreat in the Mid-Atlantic corridor. ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $249 per night. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 25, 2019, to secure the special rate. When calling the hotel, be sure to mention the American Bankruptcy Institute. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the September 25 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

6.75 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8.1 hours of CLE credit, including 2.4 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. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.75 hours, including 2 hours of ethics. 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 7 credit hours can be applied toward the professional practice requirement and 2 credit hours can be applied toward the ethics professionalism requirement. 8 hours of CPE credit, including 2 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, 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, 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 efinnegan@abiworld.org

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by September 26, 2019. No refunds will be granted after September 26, but substitutions will be allowed. After September 26, 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.

Partners

2019 Delaware Views from the Bench Sponsors

Ashby & Geddes, P.A. Barnes & Thornburg LLP Blank Rome LLP Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC Cole Schotz P.C. CourtCall LLC Cozen O’Connor Epiq Fox Rothschild LLP Gavin/Solmonese LLC Jenner & Block KCC McGuireWoods LLP Morris James LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP Polsinelli PC Prime Clerk Reed Smith LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SSG Capital Advisors, LLC Stretto The Rosner Law Group LLC Wilmington Trust Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early
(by 8/23/19)
Regular
(8/24/19-9/27/19)
Late
(After 9/27/19)

ABI Member
$425
$450
$495
DSBA Member
$425
$450
$495
Join ABI and Save*
$750
$775
$820
Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI or DSBA Member
$225
$250
$295
New Govt./Nonprofit/Aca. ABI Member*
$320
$345
$390

 

* 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**
$1,000
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
$1,350
Additional Booth Representative
$300

** 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; you must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable.

Note: All exhibitor rates include the breakfast and all refreshment breaks.

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