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Recovery Strategies Liquidating Broker-Dealers and Career Planning among the Topics to Be Discussed at ABIs 5th Annual Mid-Level Professional Development Program

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute will hold its 5th Annual Mid-Level Professional Development Program on October 11 at the Davis Polk & Wardwell Conference Center in New York. Geared toward mid-level insolvency and restructuring professionals, attendees at the program will learn critical skills from the area’s top judges, attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers, restructuring professionals and clients. This year’s luncheon program features a keynote titled, “From Enron to MF Global: Inside Stories of Business Gone Wrong” by Bethany McLean, co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron and a Vanity Fair contributing editor. Attendees have the opportunity to earn 7.25/8.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit. Advisory board co-chairs for the program are Michael O’Hara of The Blackstone Group (New York), Damian S. Schaible of Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP (New York) and Roger G. Schwartz of Latham & Watkins LLP (New York). The judicial chair for the conference is Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman (S.D.N.Y.). Sessions for the Mid-Level Professional Development Program include: • Recovery Strategies: Intercompany Claims, Corporate Structure Issues and Unsecured Claim Valuation • Resolving Complex Financial Institutions: Chapter 14, OLA and Living Wills • Judges’ Panel • Changing Players in the Chapter 11 Process • Getting Restricted without Getting in Trouble: Negotiation and Settlement in a Post-WaMu World • Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Career Planning Discussion) • Liquidating Broker/Dealers: Lessons from Lehman, MF Global and Madoff For more information on the Mid-Level Professional Development Program, visit ### 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 13,000 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