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Meetings & Events

19.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 3 hours of ethics, are available!

Thursday, April 28, 2005

8:00 am–5:15 pm

Nuts and Bolts for New and Young Practitioners

12:00 noon–1 pm

Optional Event: Networking Strategies and IWIRC Founders’ Awards

Guest Speaker: Andrea Nierenberg (President, Nierenberg Group)

Sponsored by IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation)

5:00–5:45 pm

Young and New Members Committee Meeting

5:45–6:45 pm

Young and New Members Reception

Sponsored by Corporate Revitalization Partners LLC

7:00–9:00 pm

Opening Reception at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

Sponsored by American Express Tax & Business Services Inc., Buccino & Associates Inc., CIT Business Credit, Deloitte & Touche LLP, The Hilco Organization, J.H. Cohn LLP. and XRoads Solutions Group, LLC

Friday, April 29, 2005

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Jenner & Block, LLP

8:30–10:00 am

Ninth Annual ABI Great Debates

  • Resolved: “Plain Meaning” Must Control Judicial Interpretations
  • Resolved: Market Interest Rates Are Irrelevant
  • Resolved: Solvent Debtors Are Bad Faith Filers

10:00–10:15 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Gordon Brothers Group LLC

10:15–11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Suppliers to Distressed Industries: Insurmountable Problems or Challenging Opportunities?
  2. A New Sheriff in Town: Dealing with State Regulators in Utility Industry Bankruptcies
  3. Consumer Conversions Between Chapters 13 and 7: Pre— and Post-Confirmation Issues, Property of the Estate, Exemption Objection and Avoidance Action Deadlines, Permissable Planning

12:00–2:00 pm

Luncheon Program

Keynote Featuring George Will

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP and Jefferies & Company, Inc.

2:00–4:00 pm

Optional Event: Afternoon Tea at the Willard InterContinental Hotel

2:15–3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Deepening Insolvency: The “Outlandish” Tort Affecting Professionals, Lenders, Insurers, Officers, and Directors.
  2. Post-Confirmation Quagmire: Limits on Liquidating Trusts, Plan Modifications and Amendments and More
  3. What’s New in Consumer Credit: Interest Rate Trends, Portfolio Assignments, Servicing, Sub-prime Markets, Truth in Lending Awards, Home Owners Protection Act, Class Actions

3:45–4:00 pm

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Lexis Nexis

4:00–5:30 pm

Judges’ Roundtable

Hot Bankruptcy Issues Now Riding the Circuits

5:45–11:00 pm

Washington Nationals Baseball Game vs. New York Mets

Sponsored by Delaware Claims Agency LLC

6:00–7:00 pm

Women’s Networking Reception

Sponsored by Bridge Associates LLC

7:00–8:00 pm

Networking Reception

Sponsored by FTI Palladium Partners

7:00–10:00 pm

ABI Endowment Fund Dinner at Tudor Place Mansion in Georgetown

For new contributors only.

Sponsored by Bridge Associates LLC

7:30–9:30 pm

Optional Event: The Capitol Steps

9:00–10:30 pm

Optional Event: David Copperfield at the Warner Theatre

Saturday, April 30, 2005

7:30–8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by King & Spalding LLP

8:00–9:30 am

Committee Educational Sessions

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Consumer
  • Court Admin/Public Companies/Claims Trading
  • International
  • Law School/Law Review
  • Professional Compensation
  • Real Estate
  • Uniform Commercial Code/Finance and Banking

9:30–11:00 am

Committee Educational Sessions

  • Asset Sales (Part I)
  • Bankruptcy Taxation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Ethics
  • Financial Advisors/Young and New Members
  • Healthcare
  • Investment Banking/Subcommittee on Gaming
  • Legislation
  • Mass Torts (Part I)
  • Telecomm & Technology
  • Unsecured Trade Creditors

11:00–11:15 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Great American Group

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  1. Mass Torts (Part II)
  2. Asset Sales: Advanced 363 Issues (Part II)
  3. Secured Property in Chapter 7: Surrender, Redemption, Reaffirmation, Lien Avoidance,

12:30–2:00 pm

Optional Event: Luncheon Program

Guest Speaker: Robert B. Dove, Parliamentarian Emeritus, U.S. Senate

Sponsored by the American College of Bankruptcy

12:30–5:00 pm

Optional Event: Habitat for Humanity Homebuilding Project

2:15–3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  1. A Wing and a Prayer: Churches and Non-Profits in Chapter 11
  2. New Commercial Lending Vehicles and Trends: Understanding Complex Debt

3:45–4:00 pm

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Wilmington Trust Company

4:00–5:30 pm

Plenary Session

Mock Presentation with an Evidentiary Focus on Privileges: Lawyer/Client, Fifth Amendment, Waiver, Trade Secrets, Financial Privacy, Turnover, Alternatives.

7:00–12:00 am

Final Night Gala Dinner & Concert with Richard Jeni to Benefit the ABI Endowment Fund

Sponsored by Development Specialists Inc.; JAMS; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell and The Trumbull Group

Entertainment sponsored by Logan & Company Inc. and Sperry Van Ness Accelerated Marketing Division

Sunday, May 1, 2005

8:00–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by BSB Capital

8:30–10:00 am

Plenary Session

New U.S. Trustee Initiatives, Legislative and Caselaw Developments

10:00–10:15 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by BDO Seidman LLP

10:15–11:15 am

Concurrent Ethics Sessions

  1. Professional Fees After Lamie: Payment from Whom and How, Conversion of Case, Future Retention by Trustee, Retainers.
  2. Who Is Your Client?: Counseling the Officers and Directors When You Represent the Debtor—Insurance, Liability, Fiduciary Duties, Stock Loans, KERPS, Employment Agreements

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