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Meetings & Events

Winter Leadership Conference

The Year in Review (other than legislation) and Emerging Issues for 2006

  • Moderator: Prof. Nathalie D. Martin, ABI Resident Scholar, University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Loretta Cross, Alvarez & Marsal LLC, Houston
  • Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New York
  • Hon. James D. Gregg, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Clifton R. Jessup Jr., Greenberg Traurig LLP, Dallas

Solemn Promise or Past Sin? Implications of Pension Terminations

  • Moderator: William W. Kannel; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC; Boston
  • Jeffrey B. Cohen, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • James S. Feltman, Mesirow Financial Consulting LLC, Miami
  • Hon. Stephen S. Mitchell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Alexandria, Va.
  • Richard L. Wynne, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Los Angeles

Pre-petition Sanctions, Contempt (Civil/Criminal), Penalties and Punitive Damages: Allowability and Enforceability

  • Moderator: Prof. Ralph Brubaker, University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Ill.
  • Hon. Barbara J. Houser, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dallas
  • David E. Leta, Snell & Wilmer LLP, Salt Lake City
  • Paul Steven Singerman, Berger Singerman PA, Miami
  • Michael J. Small, Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago

Ten Hints to Surviving the New Consumer Bankruptcy Law

  • Moderator: Claire Ann Resop; Brennan, Steil & Basting SC; Madison, Wis.
  • Prof. Jean Braucher, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Hon. Christopher M. Klein, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Sacramento, Calif.
  • John Rao, National Consumer Law Center, Boston

A Gift by Any Other Name: Absolute Priority Rule after Armstrong World

  • Moderator: John C. “Kit” Weitnauer, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
  • Robert J. Dehney; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell; Wilmington, Del.
  • Brian S. Hermann; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; New York
  • M. Freddie Reiss, FTI Consulting Inc., Los Angeles
  • Hon. Kathy A. Surratt-States, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, St. Louis

New Realities for Financial Advisors under the New Law and Other Emerging Problems

  • Moderator: Anthony H.N. Schnelling, Bridge Associates LLC, New York
  • William K. Creelman, XRoads Solutions Group LLC, Irvine, Calif.
  • William Q. Derrough, Jefferies & Company Inc., New York
  • Edward J. Siskin, Back Bay Capital Funding LLC, Boston
  • Christopher Tierney, Deloitte, Atlanta

Right Without a Remedy?: Individual and Small Business Chapter 11 under the New Code

  • Moderator: Deborah A. Crabbe, Foster Pepper PLLC, Seattle
  • Candace C. Carlyon, Shea & Carlyon Ltd., Las Vegas
  • Hon. Dennis R. Dow, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Gerald A. Shapiro, Buccino & Associates Inc., New York

Breakfast Educational Program: New Law in Practice

  • Moderator: Andrew W. Caine; Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub PC, Los Angeles
  • Hon. Wesley W. Steen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Houston
  • Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Chicago
  • Bettina M. Whyte, AlixPartners LLC, New York

Ethics: Swearing Contest–Certifications of Information and Other Ethical Quandaries of the New Law

  • Moderator: Stuart A. Gold, Gold Lange & Majoros PC, Southfield, Mich.
  • Hon. Thomas F. Waldron, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dayton, Ohio
  • Prof. Mary Jo Wiggins, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego

Ethics: Special Conflicts Counsel: Best Practice or Big Case Aberration

  • Moderator: Richard M. Meth, Pitney Hardin LLP, Florham Park, N.J.
  • Deirdre A. Martini, U.S. Trustee – Region 2, New York
  • Dean Nancy B. Rapoport, University of Houston Law Center, Houston
  • Albert Togut; Togut, Segal & Segal LLP; New York

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