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Economic Outlook for the Middle Market, Retention, Getting Paid and More to be Discussed at ABI's Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium

Alexandria, Va. — The Ninth Annual Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium, at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville, Conn., on May 7-8, 2015, will include sessions on getting retained and paid, the economic outlook for the middle market and a judges’ panel. ABI teams with the Turnaround Management Association’s Connecticut Chapter and the New York Institute of Credit to offer the symposium, which features 3.5/4 hours of CLE/CPE credit. Panels and speakers for the Symposium include:


Views from the Bench: Judges will discuss key issues affecting secured creditors in the Final Report of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.

  • Moderator Andrew I. Silfen of Arent Fox LLP (New York)
  • Bankruptcy Judge Joan N. Feeney (D. Mass.; Boston)
  • Bankruptcy Judge Michael B. Kaplan (D. N.J.; Trenton)
  • Bankruptcy Judge Julie A. Manning (D. Conn.; New Haven)
  • Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth S. Stong (E.D.N.Y.; Brooklyn)


Financial Alchemy: Turning Financial Lead into Gold

  • Moderator David M. Weinstein of Ares Management (Tarrytown, N.Y.)
  • Bill McAndrew of Citibank Middle Market Lending Group (New York)
  • Robert Meyers of Bibby Financial Services (Chicago)
  • Andrew H. Moser of Salus Capital Partners (Needham, Mass.)
  • Greg Pignataro of People’s United Bank (Hartford, Conn.)


How to Ensure that You Are the Sharpest Tool in Your Client’s Toolbox: A Multi-Disciplinary Look at Middle-Market Corporate Renewal and Restructuring

  • Thomas Donnelly of Webster Bank (Waterbury, Conn.)
  • Bankruptcy Judge Allan L. Gropper (S.D.N.Y.; New York)
  • Bert Weil of Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC (New York)


Members of the press looking to attend the conference should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected]. For more information on the Symposium, 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 more than 12,000 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