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Contested Valuations Distressed Investing and Use of Examiners Among the Issues to Be Discussed at VALCON 2014

Alexandria, Va.—Leading professionals and dealmakers will want to attend the “VALCON 2014: Contested Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy,” taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Feb. 26-28, 2014. Sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and the University of Texas Continuing Legal Education program, the conference will feature up to 14 hours of CLE and 16.8 hours of CPE credit with the opportunity to take part in special valuation fundamentals and technical valuation breakout program tracks. Donald S. Bernstein of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (New York) and Randall S. Eisenberg of AlixPartners LLP (New York) are the co-chairs for the conference. David Tepper, famed distressed investing hedge fund manager and founder of Appaloosa Management is the keynote speaker. Six bankruptcy judges are included among the faculty. Sessions include: Track A: Bootcamp – Financials and Valuation Methodologies - Accounting and Finance Basics - Valuation Basics - Special Issues: Options, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Corporate Governance Track B: Technical Valuation Issues - Revenue and Cash Flow Forecasting - Markets vs. Models General Sessions include: - Bankruptcy: When Is It the Answer? Maximizing the Value of Distressed Debt - The Value Distribution Waterfall: Flows and Diversions - Valuation Standards: Market Test vs. Expert Valuations - Valuation Game Theory: Constituents’ Tactics and Perspectives - Making Your Case: Presenting Valuation Evidence - Are Blanket Liens Really Blanket? Allocating the Going-Concern Surplus - Case Study: Deconstructing the Value Proposition Behind the American-US Airways Merger: How Extraordinary Value was Achieved for AMR's Creditors and Equity-Holders - Judicial Panel - ResCap and the Use of Examiners in Chapter 11 Cases - Red Flags: When Your Valuation Expert’s Report Doesn’t Seem Right, What Are Your Options? For a program schedule and full list of speakers, please click here: For more information on the VALCON 2014 Conference, please visit ### 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 For additional conference information, visit