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Meetings & Events

24th Annual Spring Meeting

Business Bankruptcy Fundamentals

Jonathan P. Friedland
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Hon. Thomas F. Waldron
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Dayton, Ohio

Consumer Bankruptcy Fundamentals

Hon. Dennis R. Dow
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Kansas City, Mo.

John Rao
National Consumer Law Center

Resolved: A Chapter 11 Case Should Be Dismissed if it Would Only Benefit Secured Creditors

Judy A. O’Neill
Foley & Lardner LLP

Debra I. Grassgreen
Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub PC
San Francisco

Resolved: Installment Redemption Is No Longer Available in Consumer Cases

Richardo I. Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick & Associates, PC
Auburn Hills, Mich.

Ford Elsaesser
Elsaesser, Jarzabek, Anderson, Marks, Elliot & McHugh, Chtd.
Sandpoint, Idaho

Resolved: The New Legislation Is Unconstitutional

Deborah D. Williamson
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
San Antonio

Mark M. Maloney
King & Spalding LLP

Plenary Session: Can the Problems Facing U.S. Manufacturers Be Fixed?

William A. Brandt, Jr.
Development Specialists, Inc., Chicago

Melissa Kibler Knoll
Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC, Chicago

John Tittle, Jr.
LECG LLC, Dallas

Judges’ Roundtable–Hot Splits in the Circuits

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff, Moderator
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Chicago

Hon. Colleen A. Brown
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Rutland, Vt.

Hon. Robert R. Gerber
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New York

Hon. Jeffrey P. Hopkins
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Cincinnati

Hon. Marjorie Rendell
U.S. Court of Appeals, Philadelphia


New World of International Insolvencies: Chapter 15 and Beyond

Moderator: George M. Kelakos
Ocean Tomo, Greenwich, Conn.

Hon. Charles G. Case, II
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Steven G. Golick
Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt LLP
Toronto, Ontario

Timothy P. O'Connor
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
New York

Ian G. Williams
Geldards LLP, Nottingham

More Mouths to Feed: Professional Compensation in the Post– BAPCPA Environment

Moderator: Brian L. Shaw
Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC

Prof. Stephen J. Lubben
Seton Hall Law School,
Newark, N.J

David S. Miller
Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC, Atlanta

Hon. Stephen W. Rhodes
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Implementing BAPCPA: More Rules and New Roles

Lawrence R. Ahern, III, Moderator
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC
Nashville, Tenn.

Hon. Bruce A. Markell
U.S. Bankruptcy Court,
Las Vegas

Felicia S. Turner
Office of the U.S. Trustee

Anatomy of a Health Care Insolvency

Moderator: Nancy A. Peterman
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Sarah B. Foster
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin, Texas

Verrill Dana LLP/ Innolex LLC
New York

Paul J. Ricotta
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, PC

Guy Sansone
Alvarez & Marsal, LLC,
New York

Turnarounds after BAPCPA: Should We All Become Liquidators?

Moderator: Rebecca A. Roof
AlixPartners LLC
New York

Mitchell H. Cohen
Gordon Brothers Group, LLC

Steven N. Cousins
Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, St. Louis


Cynthia Nelson
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Los Angeles

Hon. Mary F. Walrath
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Wilmington, Del.

Asset Protection after BAPCPA: Testing the Limits

Moderators: Rudy J. Cerone
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
New Orleans

Howard Brod Brownstein
NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc.
Narberth, Pa.


Thomas O. Wells
Berger Singerman
PA, Miami

Plenary Session: Effective Appellate Practice: A Mock Presentation

Moderator: Michael P. Richman
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
New York

Hon. Joan N. Feeney
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Hon. James D. Gregg
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Grand Rapids, Mich

Hon. Jennie D. Latta
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Memphis, Tenn

Daniel W. Sklar
Nixon Peabody LLP
Manchester, N.H.

Plenary Session: New Case Law Developments and Other Hot Topics

Moderator: Christopher F. Graham
Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP
New York

Prof. John D. Ayer
UC Davis School of Law
Chico, Calif.

Jo Ann J. Brighton
Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP
Charlotte, N.C.

Daniel F. Dooley
Morris-Anderson & Associates, Ltd.
Des Plaines, Ill.

Hon. C. Ray Mullins
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Atlanta

Consumer Lawyer vs. Client: The Ethics of Disclosure after BAPCPA

Moderator: David J. Doyaga
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hon. Catharine R. Carruthers
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Winston Salem, N.C.

Beth Roberts Derrick
Office of the U.S. Trustee
Nashville, Tenn.

Business: Ethics and the Plan Process– When is the Client a Fiduciary, and What Does That Mean?

Moderator: Prof. Jack F. Williams
Georgia State University/BDO Seidman, LLP

Daniel C. Cohn
Cohn, Whitesell & Goldberg LLP

Dawn Ragan
XRoads Solutions Group
Dallas, TX

Hon. Linda B. Riegle
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Las Vegas


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