Peter M. Gilhuly is a partner at Latham &
Watkins LLP in Los Angeles, where he is one of three partners on Latham
& Watkins' Marketing Advisory Committee and is active in all aspects
of the bankruptcy practice, representing debtors, creditors, creditors'
committees and boards of directors. Most recently he has been of counsel
to Comtel Investments LLC in the $82.1 million acquisition of VarTec
Telecom and its subsidiaries out of bankruptcy in July 2005, IdeaSphere
Inc. in its acquisition of the non-Ephedra assets of Metabolife
International Inc. out of its chapter 11 case in November 2005, and
EMI/Priority Records with respect to its claims against the rapper
"Master P." Mr. Gilhuly has also represented Tivo Inc., Kendall Jackson,
Network Appliance Inc. and TV Gateway LLC, among others. Mr. Gilhuly has
been named in The Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers:
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law and as a "Super Lawyer"
by Los Angeles Magazine. From 2002-06, Mr. Gilhuly served as
the co-chair of ABI's Bankruptcy Battleground West Program.
Paul S. Aronzon is the executive vice president and
head of the Restructuring Advisory Group at Imperial Capital in Los
Angeles, where he has represented clients in some of the largest
restructurings and corporate reorganizations in recent years, including
EaglePicher Holdings Inc., Trump Casino Holdings LLC, Pacific Gas &
Electric Co., Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines, among others. Mr.
Aronzon has represented domestic and international debtors, financial
institutions, lender syndicates, public debt, committees of creditors
and shareholders, and troubled companies and their assets. Prior to
joining Imperial, he served as co-chair of the Financial Restructuring
Group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Mr. Aronzon is a
fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of ABI. He
received his B.A. from California State University Northridge and his
J.D. from Southwestern University.
Susan M. Freeman is a partner in the Phoenix office
of Lewis and Roca LLP, where she currently serves as the liquidating
trustee of the Oregon Arena Corp. liquidating trust in Portland, Ore.
Ms. Freeman has represented aircraft lessors in cases around the
country, secured creditors including in the Crown Pacific cases,
creditors' committees including in the MicroAge cases and
debtors-in-possession including All Star Gas. She is also active in the
field of civil appeals and has briefed more than 300 appeals in state
and federal courts and served as a judge pro tem at the Arizona
Court of Appeals. Ms. Freeman is a fellow and vice-president of the
American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the American Law
Institute, where she serves as an advisor for the Restatement of Law
(Third) Restitution. She is the chair of the ABA Business Bankruptcy
Committee's chapter 11 subcommittee, and has previously co-chaired the
programs and publications subcommittee and chaired the subcommittee on
professional ethics. Ms. Freeman has been a certified specialist in
bankruptcy law since 1975 and has been included in The Best Lawyers
in America since 1989, with listings in the categories of
bankruptcy and appeals. She is also the author of Chapter 27 of
Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice on “Professional
Responsibility in Bankruptcy Cases.” Ms. Freeman received her B.A.
with distinction from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from New York
University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.
Eric D. Maloy is a senior vice president with Bank
of America Business Capital in Dallas, where he is responsible for new
business origination in Texas. Since joining Bank of America in 2002,
Mr. Maloy has focused on delivering asset-based solutions and
complementary banking and capital-markets products to large and
middle-market companies in various stages of their economic life cycle
– from heavy financial distress and bankruptcy to growth,
acquisition and distribution financing. Prior to joining Bank of
America, he worked as a public accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr.
Maloy is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Association
for Corporate Growth and ABI. He received his B.A. from the University
of Oklahoma and his M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.
Steven R. Strom is a managing director with
Jefferies & Co. Inc. in New York, where he handles the firm's
Recapitalization and Restructuring Group. His transaction experience
includes advising creditors, companies and buyers of assets in financial
distress and chapter 11 situations. He has testified on valuation, asset
sales, feasibility, projections and other plan issues in numerous cases.
Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Strom was a managing director in the
Restructuring Group at CIBC World Markets and Managing Director and
co-head of the New York office of Chanin Capital Partners. He recently
worked as financial advisor to confirm plans for bondholders in WCI
Steel, Hollywood Casino Shreveport and Windsor Woodmont. Mr. Strom
received his B.S. from Arizona State University, where he was awarded
the Board of Regent's Academic Scholarship and the Financial Analyst
Society Scholarship. He received his M.B.A. from the University of