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Cross-Border Insolvency Complications, Plan Feasibility and More to Be Discussed at ABI’s Mid-Level Professional Development Program on Nov. 4 in New York

Alexandria, Va.— The American Bankruptcy Institute will hold its Mid-Level Professional Development Program, designed for mid-level insolvency and restructuring professionals, on November 4 at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. Featuring both technical and career-advancement sessions, the conference offers attendees an opportunity to learn critical skills from some of the country’s top judges, attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers, restructuring professionals and clients. This year’s luncheon program features a speed-networking event to enhance connections at the event. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 6.25/7.5 hours of CLE/CPE and 1.25/1.5 hours of ethics.

Sessions for the Mid-Level Professional Development Program include:

  • Preparing the Debtor
  • Advising a Board
  • Cross-Border Insolvency Complications: Practical Considerations
  • Ethics: Who Is the Client?
  • The Importance of Plan Feasibility
  • Practice Tips from the Bench

Chair Katherine R. Catanese of Foley & Lardner, LLP (New York) and the Advisory Board of the program are all members of ABI’s “40 Under 40” program. Advisory Board members include Laura E. Appleby of Chapman and Cutler LLP (New York), Kelly DiBlasi of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York), Rosa J. Evergreen of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (Washington, D.C.), Shanté George of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (New York), Vincent Indelicato of Proskauer (New York), Alexa J. Kranzley of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York), Jennifer L. Marines of Morrison & Foerster LLP (New York), Ryan A. Maupin of Grant Thornton LLP (New York), Kathryn B. McGlynn of AlixPartners (New York), Christine A. Okike of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York), Kyle Ortiz of Togut, Segal & Segal LLP (New York), Jane VanLare of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (New York), Blanche D. Zelmanovich of Ernst & Young LLP; New York

For more information on the Mid-Level Professional Development Program, please click here.



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 11,000 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