Seven Bankruptcy Judges and Leading Practitioners to Gather at ABIs Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop July 25-28
Contact: John Hartgen
BANKRUPTCY JUDGES AND LEADING PRACTITIONERS TO GATHER AT ABI’s
SOUTHEAST BANKRUPTCY WORKSHOP JULY 25-28
April 24, 2007,
Program co-chairs for the
Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop include James D. Decker of Houlihan
Lokey Howard & Zukin (
Highlighting the panel sessions
will be the “ABI Presidents Panel: Advocacy in Your Bankruptcy
Practice” that will feature former ABI presidents Andrew W.
Caine of Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones & Weintraub LLP (Los
Angeles), Ford Elsaesser of Elsaesser, Jarzabek, Anderson, Marks,
Elliott & McHugh, Chtd. (Sandpoint, Idaho), Robert M. Fishman
of Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC (Chicago),
John D. Penn of Haynes and Boone, LLP (Fort Worth, Texas),
Michael P. Richman of Foley & Lardner LLP (New York),
Bettina M. Whyte of MBIA Insurance Corporation (Armonk, N.Y.) and
Deborah D. Williamson of Cox Smith Matthews Inc. (
Sessions at the Workshop include:
The “Consumer Bankruptcy
Developments” plenary session will feature Bankruptcy Judges
Laurel Myerson Isicoff (
Moderator John C.
“Kit” Weitnauer of Alston & Bird LLP (
“Ethics in the Real
World” will feature Lucian T. Pera of Adams & Reese LLP
The “Outside of
Court/Outside the Box” session will be moderated by Judy D.
Thompson of Poyner & Spruill LLP (
“Post-BAPCPA Issues for
Attorneys Representing Individual Chapter 11 Debtors: Stays, Cases and
Ethical Obligations,” moderated by C.R. “Chip”
Bowles Jr. of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC (
Brett H. Miller
of Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, PC (New York) will
moderate “Troubled Industries–The Next Wave of Chapter
11s” featuring panelists Ronald F. Greenspan of FTI
Consulting, Inc. (
“Scams and Schemes: Fraud
in the Marketplace” will include panelists Leanne Gould of
GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC (
The “Cap Markets Update: The Lenders' Views” session, moderated by Jesse H. Austin, III of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Atlanta) will include panelists Matthew B. Berk of Alvarez & Marsal, LLC (Charlotte, N.C.), William C. Beebe of Silver Point Finance, LLC (Atlanta), Patrick L. Bickers of SunTrust Bank (Atlanta), James Cooper of CIT (Atlanta) and David Gittleman of Cratos Capital (Alpharetta, Ga.).
“Litigation in Bankruptcy
Court: 2007 and Beyond” will be moderated by Dion W.
Hayes of McGuireWoods LLP (
Bankruptcy Judges Laurel
Myerson Isicoff (
Negotiating and Packaging” will be moderated by James S.
Feltman of Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC (Miami) and feature
panelists Mark I. Duedall of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Attendees will also be treated to a performance by the only all-ABI member rock-and-roll band, the “Indubitable Equivalents!”
For more information about the Twelfth Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, call ABI at (703) 739-0800 or visit http://www.abiworld.org/SE07.
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 11,000 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.