Contact: John Hartgen
ABI’S FOURTH ANNUAL
CARIBBEAN INSOLVENCY SYMPOSIUM EXAMINES
HEDGE FUNDS AND OTHER CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY ISSUES
October 9, 2007, Alexandria,
Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute
(ABI) will hold the fourth
Caribbean Insolvency Symposium at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in
Fla., Jan. 17-18, 2008. The
program features a faculty of outstanding practitioners, scholars and
judges, including seven bankruptcy judges from the Caribbean region. Program co-chairs for the
Symposium are Patricia A. Redmond of Stearns, Weaver, Miller,
Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson,
PA (Miami) and Sonia Colón (Orlando). Judicial
co-chairs are Bankruptcy Judges Gerardo Carlo (San Juan, P.R.) and Robert A. Mark
Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 7.5 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of
ethics, with an expanded program including two great debates and a
discussion of hedge fund issues.
This year’s Symposium
will incorporate ABI’s
acclaimed “Great Debates” series with two debates looking at
timely cross-border issues. The first debate features Lisa
Beckerman of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP (New York)
squaring off with Guy Locke of Walkers Global (Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands) over “Forum-Shopping in the Caribbean.” The
second debate, “The Future of “in Pari
Delicto,” features Scott L. Baena of Bilzin Sumberg
Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP (Miami)
and Francis C. Morrisey of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
McEvoy of K&L Gates LLP (Los Angeles) will moderate the
“Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 15 Filing: Cases/Updates” session
with panelists including Bankruptcy Judge Gerardo Carlo (San
Juan, P.R.), Aristos Galatapoulos of Maples and Calder (Grand
Cayman, Cayman Islands), Daniel M. Glosband of Goodwin Procter
LLP (Boston) and Gregory S. Grossman of Astigarraga Davis
The “View from the Bench
- Litigation Issues” session will be moderated by David A.
Rosendorf of Kozyak, Tropin
& Throckmorton, PA
(Miami) with Bankruptcy Judges Gerardo
Carlo (San Juan, P.R.), Joan
N. Feeney (Boston), Laurel
M. Isicoff (Miami), Enrique S.
Lamoutte (San Juan, P.R.), Robert
A. Mark (Miami) and John K.
Olson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
“Poster Child of Troubled
Industries in the Caribbean - The Hedge Funds,” moderated by
Carol Logue of Bridge Associates, LLC (Spring, Texas), will
feature panelists Anne E. Beaumont of Friedman Kaplan Seiler
& Adelman, LLP (New York), Timothy W. Mungovan of Nixon
Peabody LLP (Boston) and Prof. David A. Skeel, Jr. of the
University of Pennsylvania Law School (Philadelphia) and former
“Offshore or Off the Map?
Recent Liquidation Issues for Offshore Registered Hedge Funds”
features moderator Laura Hatfield of Solomon Harris (Grand
Cayman, Cayman Islands) and panelists Sam Dawson of Solomon
Harris (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands), Nigel K. Meeson of Conyers
Dill & Pearman (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) and Simon
Whicker of KPMG LLP (Grand Cayman; Cayman
Bankruptcy Judge. Paul G.
Hyman (West Palm Beach, Fla.) will moderate the “Best
Practices/Ethical Practice in the Region” session with panelists
Gregory H. Hodges of Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP (St. Thomas, V.I.), Assistant U.S. Trustee
Monsita Lecaroz (San
Juan, P.R.) and ABI Deputy Executive Director Felicia S.
The “Cross-Border Asset
Protection and Recovery” session will be moderated by Allison
A. Day of Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. (Miami) and include
panelists Michelle Campbell of AlixPartners LLP (Los Angeles),
Edwardo Romero-Ramos of Baker & MacKenzie International
(Juarez, Mexico), Paul S. Singerman of Berger Singerman PA
(Miami) and Jerome L. Wolf of Duane Morris(Boca Raton,
For more information on
ABI’s 2008 Caribbean
Insolvency Symposium, please visit http://www.abiworld.net/meetings/caribbean-insolvency-symposium/.
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 11,500
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 www.abiworld.org.
For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.