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Impact of New York State Law on Bankruptcy, Valuation and Secured Creditor Rights Among the Issues to Be Discussed at ABI’s New York City Bankruptcy Conference on May 14

Alexandria, Va. —The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) seventeenth annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference is scheduled for May 14 at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan. The day-long conference brings together a faculty of New York-area bankruptcy judges with practitioners from the top national insolvency firms in New York City to discuss top bankruptcy issues. The lunch session will feature a panel discussion with senior economists about the U.S. economy, future trends and which sectors we can expect to see having problems. Additionally, a judges’ roundtable, moderated by Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman, will feature a panel of bankruptcy judges from the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York discussing current developments.


Panel sessions include:


  • Cross-Border Bankruptcy Issues
  • Bankruptcy Litigation Panel
  • Bankruptcy Ethics Update
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics Issues Arising from Cross-Border Representations in Insolvency Cases
  • Recent Decisions Affecting Secured Creditor Rights and the Potential Impact of Such Cases
  • Momentive Deconstructed
  • General Motors, Redux
  • “Governed by New York Law”? Considering the Impact of New York State Law in Bankruptcy Matters
  • Controversial Issues in Valuation
  • Fiduciary Duties from Ordinary Course, into Distress and Insolvency, and through Bankruptcy
  • Alternatives to Chapter 11
  • Where Will Tomorrow’s Problems Come From? U.S. Economic and Industry Outlook


For the full schedule and list of panel speakers, please click here. Approval for 6.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and approval for 7.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics, is pending in 50-minute-hour states.


Lisa G. Beckerman of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Timothy Graulich of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and David Pauker of Goldin Associates, LLC are the program chairs for the conference. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman (S.D.N.Y.) serves as the judicial chair.


Press interested in attending the New York City Bankruptcy Conference should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at (703) 894-5935 or [email protected].


For more information about the New York City Bankruptcy Conference, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or 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