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ABIs Winter Leadership Conference to Feature Role of Hedge Funds in Restructurings Effect of the National Mortgage Settlement and Other Top Bankruptcy Issues

Alexandria, Va. — Insights from some of the top insolvency and restructuring experts on issues confronting the profession in 2013 will be addressed at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) 24th Annual Winter Leadership Conference, taking place Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. This year's conference features four specialized tracks for attendees geared toward business, consumer, financial advisor and professional development. ABI's Great Debates, a field hearing of ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and 10 committee educational sessions will also take place at the conference. The featured keynote speaker will be election analyst and author Larry Sabato, who will explain the impact of the Nov. 6 election. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 11 hours CLE/13 hours CPE, including 3 hours CLE/3.5 hours CPE of ethics credit. Sessions at this year’s conference include: Business Track • Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation from Soup to Nuts • Pushing the Envelope: Aggressive Provisions in DIP, Sale and Confirmation Orders • The Role of the Hedge Fund in Corporate Restructurings: White Knight or Villain? • Social Networking and Bankruptcy Issues Financial Advisors Track • Advising the Corporate Entity • How to Create Value for the Estate from Your First Client Meeting until Entry of a Final Decree Consumer Track • From Infants to Toddlers: Bankruptcy Rules 3001 and 3002.1 Experience First-Year Growing Pains • The National Mortgage Settlement: How Will It Affect Consumers? Professional Development Track • Litigation Skills: Mock Expert Examination • “I'm Shocked—Shocked!—to Find that Unethical Conduct Is Going On in Here!”: A Tale of Ethics in Bankruptcy To review a comprehensive schedule of programming and speakers, please click on the following link. http://www.abiworld.org/WLC12/schedule.html The conference will also include a final night dinner featuring impressionist, comedian and singer Jeff Tracta, and the sounds of ABI's rock-n-roll band, the Indubitable Equivalents. For more information about attending ABI’s 24th Winter Leadership Conference, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/WLC12 ### 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 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.