Contact: John Hartgen
BANKRUPTCY WORKSHOP FEATURES THIRTEEN BANKRUPTCY JUDGES
May 2, 2008,
Alexandria, Va. — Thirteen bankruptcy judges head the
faculty for ABI’s
Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, to be held July 31-Aug.
2 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. More than 250 attendees are
expected to take part in the event, which brings together this
region’s top insolvency professionals for three days of current
developments and networking, with the opportunity to earn 7
CLE credits, including 1 hour
Program co-chairs for the
Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop include Howard Brod Brownstein,
CTP, of NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc. (Narberth, Pa.), Heather Lennox of Jones
Day (Cleveland) and Francis A. Monaco Jr. of Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice PLLC (Wilmington). The judicial co-chairs for the
workshop are Bankruptcy Judges Kevin J. Carey (D. Del.; Wilmington)
and Raymond T. Lyons (D. N.J.; Trenton, N.J.).
Sessions at the Workshop
Bankruptcy Judge Ronald G.
Pearson (S.D. W.Va.; Charleston) will moderate “The Straight and
Narrow: Ethics Issues” plenary session with panelists Victoria
Watson Counihan of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Wilmington),
Ronald S. Gellert of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
(Wilmington), U.S. Trustee for Region 3 Kelly Beaudin Stapleton
(Philadelphia) and David I. Swan of McGuireWoods LLP (McLean,
OUST’s Radar?,” moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Judith K.
Fitzgerald (W.D. Pa.; Pittsburgh), features panelists
Roberta A. DeAngelis and Ramona D. Elliott of the
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (Washington, D.C.) and U.S. Trustee
for Region 4 W. Clarkson McDow (Columbia, S.C.).
The “Good Earth: Real
Estate Issues” will be moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Gloria M.
Burns (D. N.J.; Camden) and include panelists Andrew C.
Kassner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Philadelphia), Brian
Francis Kenney of Miles & Stockbridge PC (McLean, Va.),
Michael J. Viscount of Fox Rothschild LLP (Atlantic City, N.J.)
and Joseph Zagraniczny of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Sontchi (D. Del.; Wilmington) will
moderate the “Understanding Today's Capital Markets” session
with panelists Michael L. Bernstein of Arnold & Porter LLP
(Washington, D.C.), Laura Davis Jones of Pachulski Stang
Ziehl & Jones LLP (Wilmington), J.
Scott Victor of National City Capital Markets (West Conshohocken,
and Irving E. Walker of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman &
Leonard, PA (Baltimore).
The “Anything but
Bankruptcy! - Revisited: Nonbankruptcy Alternatives” session,
moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Nancy V. Alquist (D. Md.;
Baltimore), will feature panelists Edward T. Gavin, IV of
NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc. (Wilmington), Walter J.
Greenhalgh of Duane Morris LLP (Newark, N.J.), Adam G. Landis
of Landis Rath & Cobb LLP (Wilmington) and James J. Tancredi
of Day Pitney LLP (Hartford, Conn.).
Panelists Jack B.
Fishman of Epiq Bankruptcy Advisory Services, Inc. (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Kevin J. Mangan of
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC (Wilmington), Ryan T.
Routh of Jones Day (Cleveland) and Ashley B. Stitzer of
Bayard P.A. (Wilmington) will join moderator Bankruptcy Judge Richard
E. Fehling (E.D. Pa.; Reading) for the “Navigating the New
Claims Rules” session.
Bankruptcy Judge Kevin
Gross (D. Del.; Wilmington) will moderate the “Swords into
Plowshares: Mediation and ADR” session with panelists Daniel J.
DeFranceschi of Richards, Layton
& Finger, PA
(Wilmington), John T. Dorsey of
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP (Wilmington), H. Jason
Gold of Wiley Rein LLP (McLean, Va.) and Vincent J. Poppiti
of Blank Rome LLP (Wilmington).
“Leveling the Playing
Field: Avoidance Issues Update,” to be moderated by
Bankruptcy Judge Mary D. France (M.D. Pa.; Harrisburg), includes panelists Brett D.
Fallon of Morris James LLP (Wilmington), Anne Marie P.
Kelley of Dilworth Paxson LLP (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Gregory J.
Mascitti of Nixon Peabody LLP (Rochester, N.Y.) and Kathleen M.
Miller of Smith, Katzenstein & Furlow, LLP
Bankruptcy Judge Kevin R.
Huennekens (E.D. Va.; Richmond) will moderate the “After the
Storm: Post-confirmation Issues” session with panelists Leon R.
Barson of Pepper Hamilton LLP (Philadelphia), David R. Hurst of
Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP (Wilmington),
Geraldine E. Ponto of Gibbons PC (Newark, N.J.) and Dean C.
Waldt of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP (Voorhees,
ABI Resident Scholar Prof. Jack F.
Williams of Georgia State University (Atlanta) will moderate the
breakfast plenary session “When Circuits
Collide—Revisited,” featuring Bankruptcy Judges Randolph
Baxter (N.D. Ohio; Cleveland), Jean K. FitzSimon (E.D. Pa.;
Philadelphia), Robert E. Littlefield,
Jr. (N.D.N.Y; Albany) and S.
Martin Teel, Jr. (D. D.C.; Washington).
For more information about the
Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or visit http://www.abiworld.org/MA08.
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related to insolvency. ABI
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attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround
specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for
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