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Effects of Stern v. Marshall 363 Sale Issues and the European Debt Crisis Among the Topics to Be Discussed at ABIs New York City Bankruptcy Conference

Alexandria, Va. —The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) fourteenth annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference is scheduled for May 9 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. Lisa G. Beckerman of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, David Pauker of Goldin Associates LLC and Glenn E. Siegel of Dechert LLP are the program chairs for the conference. Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain (S.D.N.Y.) serves as the judicial chair. Offered again is the stand-alone course “Bankruptcy Fundamentals: Nuts & Bolts for New and Young Practitioners,” held on Tuesday, May 8, at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. The program, chaired by Ira L. Herman of Thompson & Knight LLP, will feature an outstanding faculty of judges, academics and attorneys explaining the fundamentals of bankruptcy. This is ideal training for those now being shifted into the restructuring departments at large firms. A Judges’ Roundtable, moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain, 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: · Dueling Debtors, Receivers and Liquidators: Complex Cross-Border Disputes in Bankruptcies · How Are the Lower Courts Dealing with Stern v. Marshall? · Litigation Seeking to Enhance Creditor Recoveries: There Must Be Something Happening Other than Marshall · How to Conduct a Better Sale Process: 363 Sale Issues and Bid Procedures · Subjecting Business Projections to Scrutiny in Valuation Disputes · Valuing the Parts and Not Just the Whole: Allocating Enterprise Value among Its Components · Plenary Session: The European Debt Crisis · Not So Remote After All: Bankruptcies of So-Called “Bankruptcy Remote” Special Purpose Entities and Other Structured Vehicles · Intersection of Securities Law and Bankruptcy Law · Interest in Interest · Helping Your Hedge Fund Clients Trade Claims · Use of Forfeiture Statute and Allocation of Forfeiture Proceeds in Ponzi Scheme Bankruptcies and Other Cases Involving Fraud and Bad Acts · Ethics Panel: Using Litigation Tactics to Add Costs and Delays in Bankruptcy Proceedings To view the full schedule with the session speakers listed, please click here: http://www.abiworld.org/NY12/schedule.html 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/NY12. ### 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 than13,000 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.