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ABIs Popular New York City Bankruptcy Conference to be Held May 24

ABI's POPULAR NEW YORK CITY BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MAY 24

February 23, 2010 Alexandria, Va.-- The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) twelfth annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference is scheduled for May 24 at the New York Marriott Marquis 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 credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics.

Jay M. Goffman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Glenn E. Siegel of Dechert LLP and Todd R. Snyder of Rothschild, Inc. are the programs chairs for the conference. Bankruptcy Judge James M. Peck (S.D.N.Y.) serves as the judicial chair.

New to this year?s New York City Bankruptcy Conference is a special 'Bankruptcy 101' session for members of the media. The session, featuring a panel of bankruptcy experts and moderated by ABI Executive Director Sam Gerdano, will provide members of the media with tips and insights on covering bankruptcy issues, including large corporate bankruptcies, consumer bankruptcies and filing trends.

'Nuts & Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young Practitioners,' a separate program on bankruptcy fundamentals 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 21 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, located at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City.

A Judges' Roundtable, moderated by Bankruptcy Judge James M. Peck (S.D.N.Y.), 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:

* Government's Growing Role in Bankruptcy and Restructuring: How Much Is Too Much?
* DIP/Exit Financing Trends
* The Pluses and Minuses of Expedited Restructurings
* FDIC/Bank Holding Company Issues
* Securitization and Real Estate
* Trends in Bankruptcy Litigation
* SIPA Liquidations and Ponzi Schemes

To view the full schedule with the session speakers listed, please click here:
http://www.abiworld.org/NY10/schedule.html

All New York City Bankruptcy Conference attendees will receive a complimentary copy of ABI's Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions, Second Edition-- a $282 value!

Press interested in attending the New York City Bankruptcy Conference should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at (703) 894-5935 or jhartgen@abiworld.org.

For more information about the New York City Bankruptcy Conference, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or view conference details at http://www.abiworld.org/NY10.

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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 over 12,400 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.