Contact: John Hartgen
SUBPRIME MORTGAGES AND PROFESSIONAL FEE STUDY RESULTS AMONG THE TIMELY
TOPICS TO BE PRESENTED AT ABI’S WINTER LEADERSHIP
August 27, 2007, Alexandria,
Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s
(ABI) Nineteenth Annual
Winter Leadership Conference will take place Dec. 6-8 at The Westin
Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The
conference will feature 12 bankruptcy judges and address such timely
topics as private equity and hedge fund strategies in bankruptcy, the
lessons learned from the subprime mortgage industry downturn and issues
in health care bankruptcies. The Winter Leadership Conference offers
participants the opportunity to earn 11.75 CLE credit hours, including 3.0 hours of
ethics. The conference will also include a luncheon featuring
best-selling author, social and political satirist and editor of
A plenary session presentation
of the results of ABI’s
professional fee study, supported by a grant from the ABI Endowment Fund, will be moderated
byMichael P. Richman of Foley & Lardner LLP (New York).
Panelists for the presentation include C.R. “Chip”
Bowles, Jr. of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC (Louisville,
Ky.), John Wm. Butler, Jr. of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &
Flom LLP (Chicago), Prof. Stephen J. Lubben of Seton Hall Law
School (Newark, N.J.), Deirdre A. Martini of CIT Group, Inc. (New
York), Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of
Law at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas), Bankruptcy Judge Wesley
W. Steen (Houston), Albert Togut of Togut, Togut & Segal,
LLP (New York) and Clifford J. White III of the Executive Office
for U.S. Trustees
of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms,” moderated by Stephen
S. Gray of CRG Partners Group LLC (Boston), includes panelists
Paul Coughlin of Longroad Asset Management, LLC (Stamford,
Conn.), Bankruptcy Judge Allan L. Gropper (New York), Larry G.
Halperin of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP (New York), Aziz
Hassanali of Anchorage Advisors, LLC
(New York) and Andrew I. Silfen
of Arent Fox LLP (New
Moderator Joseph Samet
of Baker & McKenzie LLP (New York), along with panelists Patti H.
Bass of Bass & Associates, P.C. (Tucson, Ariz.), Robert N.H.
Christmas of Nixon
Peabody LLP (New York) and Bankruptcy
Judges Bruce A. Markell (Las
Vegas) and Thomas F. Waldron (Dayton, Ohio), will participate in the
“BAPCPA in the Courts: How Judicial Interpretation of the New
Provisions Affects Your Cases” session.
The “Trying Valuation (on
a Budget): Consumer Case Examples” session will be moderated by
Dillon E. Jackson of
Foster Pepper PLLC (Seattle) and joined by panelists Ford
Elsaesser of Elsaesser, Jarzabek, Anderson, Marks, Elliott &
McHugh, Chtd. (Sandpoint, Idaho), Richardo I. Kilpatrick of
Kilpatrick & Associates, PC (Auburn
Hills, Mich.), Claire Ann
Resop of Brennan, Steil & Basting, SC (Madison, Wis.) and
Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes (Detroit).
The “Subprime Paradigm:
Lessons on Maximizing Value from the Subprime, 1031 and Servicer
Cases” session, moderated by Lawrence E. Young of
AlixPartners LLP (Dallas), features panelists John Anderson of
RBS Greenwich Capital (Greenwich, Conn.), Melanie L. Cyganowski
of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (New York), Jeffrey W. Dulberg of
Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones & Weintraub LLP (Los Angeles), Bankruptcy Judge Linda B.
Riegle (Las Vegas) and Eric
Sagerman of Winston & Strawn LLP (Los Angeles).
“Health Care Cases:
Financing, Financial Management and Exit,” to be moderated by
Samuel R. Maizel of Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones &
Weintraub LLP (Los
Angeles) includes panelists Paul E. Harner
of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Chicago), Shane A.
Passarelli of Healthcare Finance Group, Inc. (Los Angeles), Louis
E. Robichaux, IV of Bridge Associates, LLC (New York) and Joseph
Tutera of The Tutera Group (Kansas City, Mo.).
Moderator James T.
Markus of Block, Markus & Williams, LLC (Denver) and
Lefkowitz, CIRA, of Virchow Krause & Company, LLP
Mich.), Patricia A.
Redmond of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff &
Sitterson, PA (Miami) and James Patrick Shea of Shea &
Carlyon, Ltd. (Las Vegas) will participate in the “Individual
Chapter 11: The New ‘Small Business’ Option?”
The “Ethics, E-mail, the
Web and the Blogosphere: Rules and Values for Practice in
Cyberspace” plenary session will be moderated by Terri L.
Gardner of Poyner & Spruill LLP; (Raleigh, N.C.) and include
panelists Bankruptcy Judge Samuel L. Bufford (Los Angeles), Prof.
Paula Franzese of Seton Hall Law School (Newark, N.J.), Will
Hornsby of the American Bar Association (Chicago) and author of
Boundaries of Legal Marketing, and J. Charles Mokriski of
Day Pitney (Boston).
Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R.
Wedoff (Chicago) will moderate the “Supreme Court Year in
Review (and in Prospect)” Judges’ Roundtable, featuring
Bankruptcy Judges Dennis R. Dow (Kansas
City, Mo.), Joan N.
Feeney (Boston), Judith K.
Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh) and Jim D.
For more information on the
Winter Leadership Conference, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/WLC07.
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 11,500
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.