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Canadian–American Symposium on Cross-Border Insolvency Law Faculty

Workout Financing: Does the Money Control the Restructuring?

  • Chair: The Honourable Chief Justice Donald Brenner, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Jeff Gollob, McMillan Binch LLP, Toronto
  • Prof. Janis Sarra, Uinversity of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Vancouver
  • Howard Steinberg, GE Corporate Financial Services, Toronto
  • Harvey Tepner, Compass Advisors LLP, New York
  • Robert Thornton, ThorntonGroutFinnigan LLP, Toronto

Labour Relations Issues in Restructuring—What is the Bargain?

  • Chair: The Honourable Justice Warren Winkler, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto
  • Babette Ceccotti; Cohen, Weiss & Simon; New York
  • Prof. Ron Davis, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Vancouver
  • Jeffrey Jonas, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, Boston
  • Robert Keach; Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson; Portland, Maine
  • Murray McDonald, Ernst & Young, Toronto
  • Joe Morrison, Goodmans LLP, Toronto
  • Stephen Wahl, Koskie Minsky LLP, Toronto

Contracts, Losses and Trusts—Who Could Ask for Anything More?

  • Chair: The Honourable Justice Georgina Jackson, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Evelyn Biery, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston
  • David Cleary; McDermott, Will & Emery LLP; Chicago
  • Michael Fitch, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
  • Susan Grundy, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
  • Ralph Neville, BDO Dunwoody LLP, Toronto

A Whirlwind Tour of Diverse Issues

  • Chair: The Honourable Justice Robert A. Blair, Ontario Court of Appeal, Toronto
  • James Bromley; Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; New York
  • Natasha MacParland; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Toronto
  • Jodi Mason, Blake Cassels & Graydon, Calgary, Alberta
  • Michael Rotsztain, Torys LLP, Toronto
  • William Schrag; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; New York
  • Derrick Tay, Ogilvy Renault, Toronto

Ancillary Proceedings—Should the Tail Wag the Dog?

  • Chair: Hon. Allan Gropper, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New York
  • Selinda Melnik, Edwards & Angell LLP, Wilmington, Del.
  • Nancy Mitchell, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Chicago
  • Edward Sellers; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Toronto
  • Jamie Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
  • Prof. Jacob Ziegel, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto

After the Fall—Personal Liability of Directors, Lenders, Receivers, Trustees, Turnaround Managers

  • Chair: The Honourable Justice James Farley, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto
  • John Finnigan, ThorntonGroutFinnigan LLP, Toronto
  • Steven Golick; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto
  • Patrick McCarthy Q.C., Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Calgary, Alberta
  • Prof. Richard McLaren, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Michael Richman; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, New York
  • Joseph Samet, Baker & McKenzie, New York
  • Bettina Whyte, AlixPartners LLC, New York

Workouts under the CCAA and Chapter 11—A Roundtable (The Bear Pit Session!)

  • Chair: Robert Fishman; Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC; Chicago
  • Philippe Bélanger, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Montréal
  • Tina Brozman, Bingham McCutchen LLP, New York
  • Karen Cramm, Deloitte Touche, Toronto
  • Marc Duchesne, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Montréal
  • Peter Farkas, RSM Richter Inc., Toronto
  • Mark Fogel, Edwards & Angell LLP, Boston
  • James Grout, ThorntonGroutFinnigan LLP, Toronto
  • Richard Grudzinski, KPMG Inc., Toronto
  • Marc Mayrand, Office of The Superintendant of Bankruptcy, Ottawa
  • Ward Mooney, Bank of America Retail Finance Group, Boston
  • Rebecca Roof, AlixPartners LLC, New York
  • Robert Rosenberg, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York
  • Brad Snyder, Gordon Brothers Group LLC, Boston
  • William Weintraub; Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub PC, New York

Hot Topics in Consumer Insolvency and Bankruptcy

  • Chair: The Honourable Justice Jack Ground, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toronto
  • Prof. Jean Braucher, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Guylaine Houle, Litwin Boyadjian Inc., Montréal
  • Ricardo Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick & Associates PC, Rochester Hills, Mich.
  • Professor Iain Ramsay, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
  • Alan Shiner, Shiner Kideckel Zweig, Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • David Stewart, Office of The Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Ottawa

Current Events: All the News not Fit to Print

  • Chair: The Honourable Justice Marina Paperny, Court of Appeal of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta
  • Geoffrey Morawetz, Goodmans LLP, Toronto
  • John Penn, Haynes and Boone, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Anthony Schnelling, Bridge Associates LLC, New York
  • Greg Watson, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto

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