Labor Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy and Economic Forecasts Among the Timely Topics at ABIs Winter Leadership Conference
LABOR, ETHICAL ISSUES IN BANKRUPTCY AND ECONOMIC FORECASTS AMONG THE TIMELY TOPICS AT ABI’S WINTER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
August 23, 2006, Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI)
Eighteenth Annual Winter Leadership Conference will take place Nov. 30
– Dec. 2, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at
Gainey Ranch in
Publisher and former
Presidential candidate Steve Forbes will be the featured speaker at this
year’s conference as he discusses the
Panel sessions include:
Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff (Chicago) will moderate the “Management vs. Labor: The Collision of Bankruptcy and Labor Law and Policy” session, featuring panelists Richard Bank of the AFL–CIO (Washington, D.C.), Babette Ceccotti of Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP (New York), David M. Davis, vice president of finance for Northwest Airlines and the former CFO of U.S. Airways (Eagan, Minn.) and Brian P. Leitch of Arnold & Porter LLP (Denver).
the Bankruptcy Box: Nonbankruptcy Options for Entities and Individuals
after BAPCPA” will be moderated by Geoffrey L. Berman of
Development Specialists, Inc. (Los Angeles) and feature panelists
Robbin L. Itkin
of Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Los Angeles),
Richard C. Kennedy
of Kennedy, Koontz & Farinash (Chattanooga, Tenn.),
Prof. Ronald J.
Mann of the University of Texas School of Law
(Austin) and R. Scott
Williams of Haskell Slaughter Young &
Rediker, LLC (
Moderator Patrick E. Mears of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP (
“The ‘New Lenders’: Second-Lien Financing, ‘Loan to Own,’ DIPs to Sell and Other Problems of Nontraditional Players in the Distress-Lending Market” features moderator
Jo Ann J. Brighton of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP (Charlotte, N.C.) and panelists Mark N. Berman of Nixon Peabody LLP (Boston), Thomas Cambern of Wachovia Capital Markets LLC (Charlotte, N.C.), Glenn E. Siegel of Dechert, LLP (New York) and John T. Todd of Special Investments CapitalSource/DMD Special Situations (Chicago).
Richardo I. Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick
& Associates, PC (
“Matters of First
Impression–Business: The Death of Retail Chapter 11? BAPCPA in
Practice in Retail Bankruptcy Cases” will be moderated by
Laura Davis Jones
of Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones & Weintraub LLP
Moderator Daniel M. Glosband of Goodwin Procter LLP (
“Fuel Price Fatigue, Fleeing Foreign Capital, Fed Funds Forecasts and the Future: Which Sectors of the Economy Will Thrive (or Dive) in 2007?” will include featured guest speaker Gary Zimmerman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank (San Francisco) along with panelists Rebecca A. Roof of AlixPartners LLC (New York), William Q. Derrough of Jefferies & Company, Inc. (New York) and Stephen B. Darr of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (Boston).
Duties and Beyond: Ethical Problems of Committee
Counsel or Watchdog? Ethically Juggling the Multiple Roles of Consumer
Counsel” will feature moderator Claire Ann Resop of Brennan,
Steil & Basting, SC (Madison, Wis.) and a panel including Bankruptcy
Bowie (San Diego) and Steven
W. Rhodes (
For more information on the Winter Leadership Conference, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/WLC06.
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.