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ABIs 8th Annual International Insolvency Symposium Set to Take Place in Rome in October

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) will hold its Eighth Annual International Insolvency and Restructuring Symposium in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 18 at the Hotel Parco Dei Principi. The educational program has been developed to provide attendees with an interactive learning experience led by a faculty of prominent international insolvency practitioners. The advisory board for the program is chaired by Fausto Severini (the former Chief Judge of the Commercial Case in Rome) and he is joined on the board by Dr. Lodovico Zocca of Lumsa University (Rome) and Lucio and Enrica Ghia from Studio Legale Ghia (Rome). "ABI is pleased to be taking this event to Italy," said Ian Williams of SGH Martineau LLP (London) and ABI Vice President-International Affairs. "We will examine such issues as the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe, super-priority financing in Europe and the regulation and remuneration of insolvency professionals." The Symposium will include some of the world's top professionals in restructuring speaking on the industry's hottest topics. The "America Now!" session will feature Chief Bankruptcy Judge James M Peck (S.D.N.Y.), James Millstein, former Chief Restructuring Officer in the U.S. Treasury, Bryan Marsal of Alvarez & Marsal (New York) and the former CEO of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., and James L Bromley, the head of restructuring at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton (New York). On a separate panel, Jay Goffman, the head of restructuring at Skadden Arps (New York) and Alan J. Carr of Strategic Value Partners (Greenwich, Conn.) will lead a discussion on distressed investing in Europe. For more information on attending ABI's Eighth Annual International Insolvency Symposium, please contact Elizabeth Carden at [email protected] For members of the press looking to attend the Symposium, please contact John Hartgen at [email protected] ### ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit