Contact: John Hartgen
MID-ATLANTIC BANKRUPTCY WORKSHOP FEATURES TWELVE BANKRUPTCY
May 2, 2007, Alexandria, Va.
— Twelve bankruptcy judges head the faculty for ABI’s Third
Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, to be held Aug. 9-11, 2007, 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 of ethics.
Sessions at the Workshop
The “Choose Me! Ethical
Considerations in Solicitation of Creditor Committee Engagements”
plenary session will be moderated by Kelly Beaudin Stapleton of
the USDOJ/Office of the U.S. Trustee (Philadelphia) and feature panelists Edward T.
Gavin, IV, of NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc. (Wilmington, Del.), Mark A. Gittelman of PNC
Bank (Philadelphia), Steven K. Kortanek of Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice PLLC (Wilmington, Del.), Lawrence E. Oscar
of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP (Cleveland) and Kenneth A. Rosen
of Lowenstein Sandler PC (Roseland, N.J.).
“BAPCPA Solutions: KERPs,
MIPs and Workarounds” will be moderated by Bankruptcy Judge
Christopher S. Sontchi (Wilmington, Del.) and joined by panelists Gregg
Galardi of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Wilmington,
Del.), Bruce Grohsgal of Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones &
Weintraub LLP (Wilmington, Del.), J. Scott Victor of Special
Situations Group/SSG of NatCity Investment Banking (Conshohocken, Pa.)
and Joel M. Walker of Duane Morris LLP (Pittsburgh).
Bankruptcy Judge Kevin J.
Carey (Wilmington, Del.) will moderate the “Bring
Me Your Tired, Your Poor…Chapter 15 and Cross-border
Bankruptcy” session, featuring panelists
Louis T. DeLucia
of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Florham Park, N.J.), Stacey Hightower
of AlixPartners LLP (New York), James L. Patton, Jr. of Young
Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP (Wilmington, Del.) and Joseph Zagraniczny of
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC (Syracuse, N.Y. ).
“The Brave New World of
Hedge Funds and Second-lien Issues” will be moderated by
Bankruptcy Judge H. Clyde Pearson (Roanoke, Va.) and include
panelists Lorie R. Beers of KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (New
York), Theresa V. Brown-Edwards of Potter Anderson & Corroon
Del.), Adam G.
Landis of Landis Rath & Cobb LLP (Wilmington, Del.), Rachel
Rawson of Jones Day (Cleveland) and Bradford J. Sandler of
Adelman Lavine Gold and Levin, PC (Wilmington, Del.).
The “Consumer Bankruptcy:
Is BAPCPA Working?” session will be moderated by Bankruptcy Judge
Gloria M. Burns (Camden, N.J.) and feature panelists Chapter 13
Trustee Isabel C. Balboa (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Alane A.
Becket of Becket & Lee, LLP (Malvern, Pa.) and Erin
Brignola of Cooper Levenson (Bear, Del.).
Bankruptcy Judge Donald H.
Steckroth (Newark, N.J.) will moderate the “Anything but
Bankruptcy, Revisited: A Nonbankruptcy Case Study” session with
panelists Brett D. Fallon of Morris James LLP (Wilmington, Del.), Robert Alan Kargen of
White and Williams LLP (Philadelphia), Andrew C. Kassner of
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Philadelphia) and Gary Schildhorn
of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (Philadelphia).
Bankruptcy Judge Stephen
Raslavich (Philadelphia) will moderate a panel with Jack B.
Fishman of Novare Inc., An Epiq Systems, Inc. Company (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Anne Marie P. Kelley of Dilworth
Paxson LLP (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Geraldine E. Ponto of Gibbons P.C.
(Newark, N.J.) and Robert J. Stearn, Jr. of
Richards, Layton & Finger,
PA (Wilmington, Del.) for the “Insult to Injury:
Preferences and Avoidances Update” session.
“Workers of the
World, Unite! Pensions, Union Issues and MEPA Liability” will be
moderated by Bankruptcy Judge David H. Adams (Norfolk, Va.) and include panelists Leon R.
Barson of Pepper Hamilton LLP (Philadelphia), Michael L.
Bernstein of Arnold & Porter LLP (Washington, D.C.), Tobey M.
Daluz, of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP (Wilmington,
Del.) and Paul M. Singer of Reed Smith Sachnoff & Weaver
Judge WendelinI. Lipp (Greenbelt, Md.) will moderate “Problems in
the Code” with panelists Michael G. Gallerizzo of Gebhardt
& Smith LLP (Baltimore),
Rafferty, III of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, PC
(Baltimore), Craig B. Young of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
The “When Circuits
Collide” plenary session, to be moderated by former ABI Resident
Scholar Prof. David A. Skeel, Jr of the University of
Pennsylvania Law School (Philadelphia),
will include bankruptcy judges from four different judicial circuits:
Judith K. Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh), Stephen S. Mitchell (Alexandria, Va.),
Cecelia G. Morris (Poughkeepsie,
N.Y.) and Carmen Kathryn Preston
Program co-chairs for the
workshop are Howard Brod Brownstein of NachmanHaysBrownstein,
Inc. (Narberth, Pa.), Rudolph J. “Skip” DiMassa,
Jr. of Duane Morris LLP (Philadelphia) and Laura Davis Jones of
Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub PC (Wilmington, Del.). Judicial co-chairs are
Bankruptcy Judges Raymond T. Lyons (Trenton, N.J.) and
Mary Walrath (Wilmington, Del.)
For more information about the
Third Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, call ABI at (703)
739-0800 or visit http://www.abiworld.org/MA07.
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 nearly 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.