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Thursday, March 5

8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:15-10:45 a.m.

The Impact of Consolidation in the Health Care Industry

The U.S. health care system is consolidating at an increasing pace. Health care systems tout the benefits of consolidation in the form of cost savings and other operational efficiencies. But consolidation also has its costs: Independent providers are being disrupted by larger systems, the larger systems themselves face higher risks, and the consumer might not always benefit. This panel will discuss recent trends in health care M&A and explore the pros and cons of consolidation from the perspective of consolidated systems themselves, providers that choose to remain independent, and the health care consumer.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Retailization in Health Care

More and more consumers are utilizing retail clinics, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers and freestanding ERs to get medical care when and where they want it. The health care marketplace is forcing providers to rethink their business models beyond the four walls of traditional health care facilities. The new reality is that health care is taking on a consumer-centric, technology-enabled retail model, in the name of improving outcomes and lowering costs. This panel will explore how to create a Consumer Brand Experience in today’s evolving health care marketplace. Every aspect of your organization — your stores, online presence, mobile solutions, services and physical environment — should be an extension of your brand and what you do remarkably well. For health care providers, a well-defined Consumer Brand Experience means bringing your brand promise to life consistently, across every location where you market, and providing services to your consumers: This is the retailization of health care.

12:00-1:30 p.m.


1:45-2:45 p.m.

Hear from the CEOs: What Keeps Them Up at Night?

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00-3:55 p.m.

The Opioid Crisis and Behavioral Health

This panel will discuss and summarize the challenges the U.S. is facing in the behavioral market industry, focusing on addiction, mental health and the opioid crisis. The panelists will break down the why there is an opioid epidemic and what providers are doing in order to address this national crisis, as well as the actions that led up to the recent pharmaceutical chapter 11 filings.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

What Are the Deal-Makers Looking For?

This session will provide insight into the health care dealmakers’ perspective, both near-term and mid-term across the health services spectrum. We’ll hear from strategic buyers, private equity and institutional capital regarding current deal metrics, capitalization requirements, various industry multiples, and the impact the elections may have on deal-making.

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception




Suzanne A. Koenig

SAK Management, LLC; Riverwoods, Ill.

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Planning Committee

David E. Gordon

Polsinelli PC; Atlanta

Andrew C. Helman

Murray Plumb & Murray; Portland, Maine

Donald Husi

B.C. Ziegler and Company; Nashville, Tenn.

Jan Naifeh

FTI Consulting, Inc.; Nashville, Tenn.

Deirdre O'Connor

Epiq; New York

Paul Rundell

Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, LLC; Chicago

Robert M. Schechter

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.; Morristown, N.J.

Steven Shill

BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation; Costa Mesa, Calif.

John C. Tishler

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.


Premium Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

FTI Consulting, Inc. McDermott Will & Emery Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Silver Sponsor

Alvarez & Marsal

Bronze Sponsor

Baker & Hostetler LLP Gray Reed

Conference Information


JW Marriott Nashville
201 8th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37203

Hotel Reservations

ABI has arranged a special conference rate of $359 at the JW Marriott Nashville. Please make your reservations by January 24, 2020, to secure this special rate. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the January 24 cut-off date or after the specially rated ABI block has been filled. You will receive reservation instructions after you have registered for the program with ABI. Third-party reservations (travel agent, web, etc.) do not receive the special rate. Room blocks are limited and will sell out.

Parking Information

Valet parking is available at the JW Marriott Nashville for $42 USD daily.


Air: The JW Marriott Nashville is approximately 8.2 miles away from Nashville International Airport (BNA).

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 so that it can be accommodated.

Conference Attire

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


Speakers are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is eligible for 5.9 hours of general CLE credit in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 7.1 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, which 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,

Financial Hardship Statement

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. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to

Conference Rates

Registration Rates

(by 1/3/20)


(after 2/21/20)

ABI Member $445 $495 $545
Join ABI and Save* $770 $820 $870

Gov’t./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member

$295 $345 $395

Gov’t./Aca./Nonprofit New ABI Member*

$390 $440 $490

* 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**
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
Additional Booth Representative

** 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 $350 value).

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by February 13, 2020. No refunds will be granted after February 13, but substitutions will be allowed. After February 13, 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.