Moderator: Howard Brod Brownstein,
CTP, is a principal of NachmanHaysBrownstein Inc. in
Narberth, Pa., where he leads turnaround assignments for clients, has
principal responsibility for the firm’s transactional activities
and shares responsibility for marketing services to clients, their
advisors and lenders. Prior to joining NHB, Mr. Brownstein held senior
positions in other turnaround firms. He was managing director of
Enprotech Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU (formerly C. Itoh),
one of the world’s largest companies. Enprotech acted as
ITOCHU’s acquisition and holding company for engineering service
and product businesses with over $1 billion in assets. Mr. Brownstein
has served in several senior executive and board positions, including
CEO and COO of The Stone Group, a leading multinational manufacturer of
comfort and safety equipment for the passenger rail industry with
operations in the United States, Spain and England. Prior to becoming a
turnaround management consultant, Mr. Brownstein also served on the
board of a regional bank and founded a metals trading firm. Mr.
Brownstein is a frequent speaker at professional and educational
programs, and a regular contributor to journals and periodicals. He is a
graduate of Harvard University, where he obtained J.D. and M.B.A.
degrees, and of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained B.S.
and B.A. degrees cum laude from the Wharton School and the
College of Arts and Sciences.
Kenneth A. Rosen is a partner at Lowenstein Sandler
PC in Roseland, N.J., where he leads the debtor and creditors’
rights section of the firm’s bankruptcy, financial reorganization
and creditors’ rights group. He is a published author, having
appeared in the Real Estate Finance Journal and the
American Bankruptcy Law Journal. He is a member of ABI, ABA and
the New Jersey State, New York State and Bankruptcy Lawyers Bar
Associations. Mr. Rosen earned B.S. from Cornell University, his M.B.A.
from Columbia University and his J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School
Andrew C. Kassner is a managing partner Drinker
Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia, where he is assistant to the
chairman of the firm, a member of the business and finance department
and co-head of the finance and restructuring practice group. Mr. Kassner
concentrates his practice on workouts, chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy
litigation. He is a member of ABI, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Bankruptcy Conference and the New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and
Delaware Bar Associations. Mr. Kassner is a graduate form the University
of Pennsylvania and earned his J.D. cum laude from New York Law
School, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in
Joel C. Shapiro is a partner at Blank Rome LLP in
Philadelphia, where he is a member in the business restructuring and
bankruptcy department and concentrates on bankruptcy, reorganizations,
workouts, commercial lending matters and financing, among other things.
He is a frequent speaker and author and is a member of ABI and the
Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. Mr.
Shapiro earned his B.A. at Emory University, where he was elected
Omicron Delta Epsilon, and his J.D. cum laude at the University
of Miami Law School, where he was awarded the Dean’s List American
Jurisprudence Award for criminal law.
Robert A. Kargen is a partner in the Business
Department of White and Williams LLP. He focuses on creditors'
rights, corporate reorganizations and general bankruptcy work, including
the representation of Trustees. He received his B.S. in mechanical
engineering from Drexel University in 1970 and his J.D. in 1973 from
Villanova University. He graduated from Villanova University with
honors and was a member of the Order of the Coif and an associate editor
of the Villanova Law Review. He is a member of ABI and
the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and American Bar Associations and is
admitted to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
the federal courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the
Third and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal.