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Pensions Bankruptcy Litigation and the Rise of Mediation in Major Cases Among the Issues to Be Discussed at ABIs New York City Bankruptcy Conference on May 15

Alexandria, Va. —The American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) sixteenth annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference is scheduled for May 15 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 timely insolvency-related issues. Silver Point Capital L.P. (New York) CEO and Portfolio Manager Edward Mulé will keynote the conference. In addition, 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 - Expanded Use of § 9019 in Connection with Bankruptcy Plans and Other Confirmation Issues - So You’ve Filed a 363 Motion; Now, What About… - Multi-Debtor Cases - GSC Group Case Study and Other Bankruptcy Ethics Matters - “Market Value” Tests in Valuation - Bankruptcy Litigation Panel - Municipal Bankruptcies, Insolvencies and Restructurings - Pension Issues in Bankruptcy - Rise of Mediation in Major Bankruptcy Cases - Nonprofit Bankruptcies - The Great Venue Debate For the full schedule and list of panel speakers, please click here. Approval for 7.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 hours of ethics, is pending in states calculating CLE on a 60-minute hour, and approval for 9 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 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 For more information about the New York City Bankruptcy Conference, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or view conference details at ### 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 For additional conference information, visit