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ABIs New York City Bankruptcy Conference Dodd-Frank Authority over Too-Big-to-Fail Companies Municipal Restructurings Foreclosure Actions and More

Contact: John Hartgen



March 2, 2011, Alexandria, Va.—The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) 13th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference is scheduled for May 6 at the Hilton New York in New York City. The day-long conference brings together a faculty of New York bankruptcy judges with practitioners from the top national insolvency firms in New York City to discuss timely issues related to bankruptcy. The workshops and plenary sessions offer 7 hours of CLE/8 hours of CPE credit, including 1.25/1.5 hours of ethics.
Timothy R. Coleman of The Blackstone Group, Jay M. Goffman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Glenn E. Siegel of Dechert LLP are the program chairs for the conference. Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain (S.D.N.Y.) serves as the judicial chair.
“Nuts & Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young Practitioners,” a separate program on bankruptcy basics for practitioners new to the bankruptcy arena, will be offered again this year. The program, chaired by Ira L. Herman of Thompson & Knight LLP, will be held on May 5 at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in New York City.
A Judges’ Roundtable moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain will feature a panel of bankruptcy judges from the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York discussing current developments.
Conference sessions will cover a broad range of timely bankruptcy topics. Some of the featured panel sessions include:
·      Attempted Hostile Takeovers in Bankruptcy—DBSD, Philadelphia Newspapers, MGM, Tribune
·      Cram-Up and Intercreditor Issues: CalGen, Trump
·      Municipal and Other State Agency Restructurings
·      Dodd-Frank Authority over Too-Big-to-Fail Companies
·      Real Estate Panel: Foreclosure Actions and Sales in Bankruptcy Courts
·      Claims Trading: Effect of CDSs in Bankruptcy and How It Drives Negotiations and Results
To view the full schedule with the session speakers listed, please click here:
Press interested in attending the New York City Bankruptcy Conference should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at (703) 894-5935 or
All New York City Bankruptcy Conference attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions, Second Edition– a $282 value! For more information about the New York City Bankruptcy Conference, call ABI at (703) 739-0800or view conference details at       


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 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