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Thursday, May 24

7:30 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Conference Chairs’ Welcome

8:45-10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Judges’ Roundtable: Selected Current Topics

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (6)

Momentive Aftermath

Join this session to discuss cramup and reinstatement since Momentive, including a circuit split and recent developments. Dive into how the interest rate is being determined, as well as equitable mootness and remand issues in Momentive.

Dennis F. Dunne, Moderator

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Alice B. Eaton

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Christopher K. Wu

Teneo Capital LLC

Paul H. Zumbro

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Creative Financing Structures

There has been an increasing trend toward using creative structures to transact around limitations in debt documents in order to raise debt, sell assets and/or distribute value to certain stakeholders, including transferring assets to unrestricted subsidiaries, sale/leaseback transactions and FILO loan structures. Take a look into the resulting litigation surrounding these transactions (e.g., Windstream, iHeart, J.Crew) and discuss how the credit default swap market is affecting financing structures.

Madlyn Gleich Primoff, Moderator

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Sandeep Qusba

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

J. Soren Reynertson

GLC Advisors & Co.

Municipal Bankruptcies

This panel will examine recent municipality filings and issues that arise in these cases, such as the ability of public utilities/public service entities to file under the Bankruptcy Code (i.e., to what extent is it an extension of the municipality), interaction with state and federal law, tax-exempt economic-development bonds, and whether there should be a mechanism for distressed states to file. Discussion will include updates on Puerto Rico and other cities.

Philip Bentley, Moderator

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Maria J. DiConza

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Samuel S. Kohn

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Kevin Lavin

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Cross-Border Bankruptcy Issues

In this session, the panel will delve into recent chapter 15 decisions and the use of cross-border protocols in complex multijurisdictional cases ( e.g., SDNY General Order M-511, Delaware LBR 9029-2). Learn about preparing a cross-border case and cash-management issues across cross-border estates, difficulties that arise when dealing with foreign boards, subsidiaries in foreign jurisdictions and limited resources to manage the complications, and the winding down and liquidation of cross-border estates.

Kathryn A. Coleman, Moderator

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Lisa M. Schweitzer

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP

David Hilty

Houlihan Lokey

Evan C. Hollander

Orrick

Third-Party Releases

What is consent, and how do you infer consent? This panel will discuss jurisdictional issues with third-party releases, as well as recent cases (Millennium Health, Gawker, SunEdison).

Sharon L. Levine, Moderator

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

William H. Henrich

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

Ira L. Herman

Blank Rome LLP

Brian Trust

Mayer Brown LLP

Mediation

Interested in mediation? Attend this session to experience a mock mediation and discuss mediation’s benefits and pitfalls. The panel will also examine plan mediation vs. targeted specific issues, as well as material nonpublic information concerns.

Rachel C. Strickland, Moderator

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Daniel B. Kamensky

Marble Ridge Capital LP

Susheel Kirpalani

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Brett H. Miller

Morrison & Foerster LLP

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (6)

Momentive Aftermath

Dennis F. Dunne, Moderator

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Nicole L. Greenblatt

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Fred B. Ringel

Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C.

Creative Financing Structures

Madlyn Gleich Primoff, Moderator

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Andrew V. Tenzer

Paul Hastings LLP

Kenneth S. Ziman

Lazard

Municipal Bankruptcies

Philip Bentley, Moderator

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Elizabeth Abrams

Millstein & Co., L.P.

Robert D. Gordon

Jenner & Block

Sean A. Gumbs

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Cross-Border Bankruptcy Issues

Kathryn A. Coleman, Moderator

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

William A. Brandt, Jr.

Development Specialists, Inc.

Jeffrey S. Sabin

Venable LLP

Third-Party Releases

Sharon L. Levine, Moderator

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Paul D. Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

William P. Weintraub

Goodwin Procter LLP

Mediation

Rachel C. Strickland, Moderator

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Michael Genereux

PJT Partners Inc.

Kristopher M. Hansen

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Marc E. Hirschfield

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Plenary Session

International Finance and Restructuring Issues

This panel, featuring a Magic Circle lawyer and a U.S. lawyer, will discuss the shift in Europe in recent years from traditional loan structures to high-yield bonds, and whether the existing tools in Europe (e.g., the U.K. Scheme) will work to restructure these credits. The panelists will also explore challenges for European entities to restructure via chapter 11, as well as the effect of Brexit on various finance and restructuring issues.

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (6)

Avoidance Actions Update

This panel will discuss an update on § 546(e) safe harbors, preemption issues, the cap on recovery under § 550, and Merit Management, Tribune, Physiotherapy and Lyondell.

Barbra R. Parlin, Moderator

Holland & Knight LLP

Hon. Melanie L. Cyganowski (ret.)

Otterbourg P.C.

Marc S. Kirschner

Goldin Associates, LLC

Edward S. Weisfelner

Brown Rudnick LLP

Latin America Update

Join in on this discussion of significant insolvency-related developments in Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela.

Timothy Graulich, Moderator

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Jasmine Ball

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Daniel J. Ehrmann

King Street Capital Management, L.P.

Creditor Group Participation

This session will explore the following questions: Should all similarly situated creditors have the right to participate in rights offerings, financings, etc.? Does it violate Bankruptcy Code provisions or policy to allow a subset of creditors to receive fees and increase their recovery at the expense of similarly situated creditors? Is mandatory market-testing a viable solution?

Alec P. Ostrow, Moderator

Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP

Lisa G. Beckerman

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

David M. Hillman

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Dave Miller

Elliott Management Corporation

Lessons Learned from Retail

Now that there has been a wave of retail cases, this panel will dive into the common key issues that arise in these types of cases: valuation and the sale of IP/customer information, lease-rejection and licensing issues. Is liquidation the only option? Is the company’s brand worth more without the company, and if so, should it be sold or licensed, and how?

Deborah C. Rieger-Paganis, Moderator

AlixPartners, LLP

Marc D. Puntus

Centerview Partners LLC

Ray C. Schrock

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Arthur J. Steinberg

King & Spalding LLP

Engaging and Paying Contingency Counsel in Bankruptcy

As the retention of contingency counsel proliferates, stakeholders and their professionals need guidance and creativity in considering the financial arrangements that are negotiated. This panel will focus on ethics and professionalism issues that arise in these retentions, retaining counsel under § 328, how to negotiate and/or determine what compensation is appropriate (20 percent vs. 40 percent), compensation based on case status (e.g., settlement after initial motion practice vs. SJ), hybrid compensation, financing litigation (estate vs. contingency counsel vs. third party, Gawker), who should control settlement as contingency counsel’s stake grows, and when payment of contingency counsel can be contested.

Ilana Volkov, Moderator

Cole Schotz P.C.

Gerard DiConza

DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP

Eric B. Fisher

Binder & Schwartz LLP

Post-Jevic

This session will discuss the implications of this Supreme Court decision, whether gifting is over, alternative avenues of distributions outside of a plan (e.g., pursuant to DIP order, Short Bark), and remand issues in Jevic.

Robert J. Feinstein, Moderator

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

George A. Davis

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Jennifer L. Rodburg

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

J. Scott Victor

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

4:00-4:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

4:15-5:30 p.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (6)

Avoidance Actions Update

Barbra R. Parlin, Moderator

Holland & Knight LLP

Jonathan L. Flaxer

Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

Michael Luskin

Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP

Latin America Update

Timothy Graulich, Moderator

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Richard G. Mason

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Deirdre A. McGuinness

Epiq

Creditor Group Participation

Alec P. Ostrow, Moderator

Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP

Debra A. Dandeneau

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Mark P. Kronfeld

Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Lessons Learned from Retail

Deborah C. Rieger-Paganis, Moderator

AlixPartners, LLP

Rachel Jaffe Mauceri

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

David M. Posner

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Engaging and Paying Contingency Counsel in Bankruptcy

Ilana Volkov, Moderator

Cole Schotz P.C.

Dion W. Hayes

McGuireWoods LLP

John D. Penn

Perkins Coie LLP

Post-Jevic

Robert J. Feinstein, Moderator

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Martin J. Bienenstock

Proskauer

Jessica C. Knowles Boelter

Sidley Austin LLP

Marc J. Heimowitz

Coda Advisory Group LLC

5:30 p.m.

Adjourn

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

 

Conference Chairs

Hon. Sean H. Lane, Judicial Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Timothy Graulich, Co-Chair

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Sean A. Gumbs, Co-Chair

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Conference Advisory Board

Elizabeth Abrams

Millstein & Co., L.P.

Lisa G. Beckerman

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Philip Bentley

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Martin J. Bienenstock

Proskauer

Jessica C. Knowles Boelter

Sidley Austin LLP

Ronen A. Bojmel

Guggenheim Partners, LLC

William A. Brandt, Jr.

Development Specialists, Inc.

Kathryn A. Coleman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hon. Melanie L. Cyganowski (ret.)

Otterbourg P.C.

Debra A. Dandeneau

Baker & McKenzie LLP

George A. Davis

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Douglas E. Deutsch

Clifford Chance

Gerard DiConza

DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP

Dennis F. Dunne

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Daniel J. Ehrmann

King Street Capital Management, L.P.

Robert J. Feinstein

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Eric B. Fisher

Binder & Schwartz LLP

Jonathan L. Flaxer

Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

Michael Genereux

PJT Partners Inc.

Jonathan E. Goldin

Goldin Associates, LLC

Nicole L. Greenblatt

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

David A. Hammerman

Latham & Watkins LLP

Kristopher M. Hansen

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Dion W. Hayes

McGuireWoods LLP

Marc J. Heimowitz

Coda Advisory Group LLC

William H. Henrich

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

Ira L. Herman

Blank Rome LLP

David M. Hillman

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

David Hilty

Houlihan Lokey

Marc E. Hirschfield

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Evan C. Hollander

Orrick

Zul Jamal

Moelis & Company

Daniel B. Kamensky

Marble Ridge Capital LP

Robin E. Keller

Hogan Lovells

Susheel Kirpalani

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Alexander A. Klipper

Citigroup

Samuel S. Kohn

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Alan W. Kornberg

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Mark P. Kronfeld

Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Paul D. Leake

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Ivan Lehon

EY

Richard B. Levin

Jenner & Block

Sharon L. Levine

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Daniel A. Lowenthal

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Michael Luskin

Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP

Richard G. Mason

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Deirdre A. McGuinness

Epiq

Vivek Melwani

Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Brett H. Miller

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Dave Miller

Elliott Management Corporation

Nancy A. Mitchell

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Frederick D. Morris

Goldman Sachs

Alec P. Ostrow

Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP

Barbra R. Parlin

Holland & Knight LLP

John D. Penn

Perkins Coie LLP

Irving H. Picard

BakerHostetler

David M. Posner

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Madlyn Gleich Primoff

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Marc D. Puntus

Centerview Partners LLC

Sandeep Qusba

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

J. Soren Reynertson

GLC Advisors & Co.

Michael P. Richman

Hunton & Williams LLP

Deborah C. Rieger-Paganis

AlixPartners, LLP

Fred B. Ringel

Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C.

Jeffrey S. Sabin

Venable LLP

Chérie Schaible

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Brad E. Scheler

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Ray C. Schrock

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Lisa M. Schweitzer

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Glenn E. Siegel

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Arthur J. Steinberg

King & Spalding LLP

Rachel C. Strickland

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Leon Szlezinger

Jefferies LLC

Andrew V. Tenzer

Paul Hastings LLP

My Chi To

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Albert J. Togut

Togut, Segal & Segal LLP

Brian Trust

Mayer Brown LLP

J. Scott Victor

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Ilana Volkov

Cole Schotz P.C.

William P. Weintraub

Goodwin Procter LLP

Edward S. Weisfelner

Brown Rudnick LLP

John W. Weiss

Alston & Bird LLP

Christopher K. Wu

Teneo Capital LLC

Kenneth S. Ziman

Lazard

Paul H. Zumbro

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

 

Partners

Event Sponsors

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
AlixPartners, LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
Baker & McKenzie LLP
BakerHostetler
Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski LLP
Binder & Schwartz LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Brown Rudnick LLP
Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
Centerview Partners LLC
Citigroup
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Clifford Chance
Coda Advisory Group LLC
Cole Schotz P.C.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Development Specialists, Inc.
DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP
Elliott Management Corporation
Epiq
Equity Partners HG
EY
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
FTI Consulting, Inc.
GCG
Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
GLC Advisors & Co.
Goldin Associates, LLC
Goldman Sachs
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Guggenheim Partners, LLC
Hogan Lovells
Holland & Knight LLP
Houlihan Lokey
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hunton & Williams LLP
Jefferies LLC
Jenner & Block
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
King & Spalding LLP
King Street Capital Management, L.P.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Lazard
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP
Marble Ridge Capital LP
Mayer Brown LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Millstein & Co., L.P.
Moelis & Company
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Orrick
Otterbourg P.C.
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
PJT Partners Inc.
Polsinelli
Proskauer
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C.
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Sherwood Partners, Inc.
Sidley Austin LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Teneo Capital LLC
Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
Togut, Segal & Segal LLP
Venable LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Wilmington Trust

 

2018 Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early
(by 3/9/18)
Regular
(3/10/18-5/4/18)
Late
(after 5/4/18)
ABI Member
$595
$695
$795
Join ABI and Save!*
$890
$990
$1,090
Non-Member
$1,070
$1,170
$1,270
Gov’t./Aca./Nonprofit ABI Member
$350
$375
$425
Gov’t./Aca./Nonprofit New ABI Member*
$445
$470
$520

Registration rates include continental breakfast, luncheon presentation, all refreshment breaks and materials.

* Includes a one-year membership for first-time members only — a $325 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee on this form. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.

ABI Member Exhibitor**:
$1,600
ABI Member Secondary Exhibitor:
$500
New ABI Member Exhibitor***:
$1,895
New ABI Member Secondary Exhibitor***:
$750

** Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.

*** Includes one 6’ table, full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year membership for first-time members only — a $325 value! Membership is individual and nonrefundable. Expired members should select the member rate and add in the membership renewal fee on this form. You must be an ABI member to attend the conference.

Conference Information

Hotel Accommodations

Located in Midtown Manhattan within blocks of Central Park, Times Square, the Theatre District, Fifth Avenue shopping, MOMA and so much more, the New York Hilton Midtown is the perfect host hotel for this program. ABI has negotiated a special conference rate of $299 single/double per night from May 22-23, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown (reservations must be made by April 30, 2018, to secure this special rate). Please call (212) 586-7000 to make your reservations. Reservations may be made only once you have registered with ABI. Be sure to identify yourself with the conference to obtain the special conference rate. Rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. ABI cannot guarantee anyone a room after the specially rated ABI block is filled.

Conference Attire

Professional business attire is requested throughout the conference.

Continuing Education Credit*

 

6.75 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, are pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and 8 hours of general CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, are pending in 50-minute-hour states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s credit and approval rules. California MCLE: ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.75 hours, of which 1.25 hours will apply to ethics. NY MCLE: This transitional and non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the CLE Board for a maximum of 8 credit hours, of which 1.5 hours of credit 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 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. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

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, e-mail bspencer@abi.org.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by May 3, 2018. No refunds will be granted after May 3, although substitutions will be allowed. After May 3, 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