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ABIs Complex Financial Restructuring Program to Be Held with Corporate Restructuring Competition at the Wharton School in November

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Tenth Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program (CFRP) with the Ninth Annual Corporate Restructuring Competition (CRC) at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) from Nov. 7-8. Complex Financial Restructuring Program (CFRP) Instead of analyzing theory, statutes and case law, CFRP provides a start-to-finish look at what really happens in the boardroom, the conference room and the courtroom. This day-long program on Nov. 7, based on a real case study of a troubled company’s efforts to reorganize, focuses on the ethical dilemmas, strategic decisions and negotiations that are part of the day-to-day reality of restructuring practice. The faculty is comprised of hands-on practitioners who will provide insight into the practicalities of distressed companies and how to handle situations in which the “rule book” doesn’t apply — or doesn’t help clients achieve their goals. CFRP is provided in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. For the full program schedule, please click here: Corporate Restructuring Competition (CRC) CRC provides students from leading business schools an opportunity to solve a realistic business case of a hypothetical distressed company before an audience of experts in the turnaround/crisis-management field. In addition to the case presentations, the event on Nov. 7-8 also features a sponsored networking cocktail reception and a dinner with keynote remarks by Robert J. Keach, co-chair of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, who will share the results of the Commission’s findings. For further details, including how to register a team for the competition, be sure to visit This year’s case problem will be posted on Nov. 1. For members of the press looking to attend the Complex Financial Restructuring Program or the Corporate Restructuring Competition, please contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or ### 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