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Meetings & Events

Thursday, September 6

2:00 pm

ABI Registration Desk Open

6:30 –8:30 pm

Opening Reception at the House of Blues–Foundation Room

Friday, September 7

7:30–8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

8:30–9:30 am

Presenting the Case Study

  • Lorie R. Beers
    KPMG Corporate Finance LLC ; New York
  • Saul E. Burian
    Houlihan Lokey; New York
  • James D. Decker
    Alvarez & Marsal, LLC; Atlanta
  • Peter S. Kaufman
    Gordian Group, LLC; New York

9:30–9:45 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated and Wells Fargo Trumbull

9:45 –11:00 am

The Positions of the Case Constituents

  • Moderator: Saul Burian,
    Houlihan Lokey; New York
    Permanent Panel Constituents
  • R. Neal Batson, CEO/Board of Directors
    Alston & Bird LLP; Atlanta
  • Holly Felder Etlin, CRO
    AlixPartners LLP; New York
  • Paul Basta, Counsel to Company
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP; New York
  • Stephen Karotkin, First Lien Holders
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York
  • Matthew Barr, Second Lien Holders
    Milbank, Tweed et al.; New York
  • Berry Spears, MAHI Noteholders
    Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP ; Austin, Texas
  • Thomas R. Califano, Trade Creditors
    DLA Piper US LLP; New York
  • Paula A. Schmeck, Unions
    Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP; Pittsburgh
  • Niv Harizman, Private Equity Group
    Plainfield Asset Management LLC ; Greenwich, Conn.

11:00–11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Team 1 Presentation: Advisors to the Second Lien Lenders

  • Moderator: James D. Decker
    Alvarez & Marsal, LLC; Atlanta
  • J. Scott Victor, Investment Banker Role
    Special Situations Group/SSG National City Investment Banking; Philadelphia
  • Howard Brod Brownstein, Turnaround Professional Role
    NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc.; Philadelphia
  • David S. Heller, Lawyer Role
    Latham & Watkins LLP; Chicago
  • Mitchell E. Drucker, Financing Source Role
    CIT Corporate Finance; New York

12:30–2:00 pm

Luncheon Program Featuring Ralph V. Whitworth (invited))

(with attendees from SWBC)

2:00–3:00 pm

Team 2 Presentation: Advisors to the MAHI Noteholders

  • Moderator: Lorie R. Beers
    KPMG Corporate Finance LLC; New York
  • William Q. Derrough, Investment Banker Role
    Jefferies & Company, Inc.; New York
  • Patrick T. Collins, Hedge Fund Role
    D.E. Shaw & Co. L.P.; New York
  • Dion W. Hayes, Lawyer Role
    McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Va.
  • Joseph Catalano, Financing Source Role
    FirstLight Financial Corporation: Old Greenwich, Conn.

3:00–3:15 pm

Refreshment Break

3:15–4:15 pm

Team 3 Presentation: Advisors to the Private Equity Sponsor/Debtor

  • Moderator: Peter S. Kaufman
    Gordian Group, LLC; New York
  • Flip Huffard, Investment Banker Role
    The Blackstone Group; New York
  • Niv Harizman, Private Equity Group Role
    Plainfield Asset Management LLC; Greenwich, Conn.
  • Paul E. Heath, Lawyer Role
    Vinson & Elkins LLP; Dallas, Texas
  • Michael P. Keller, Financing Source Role
    CapitalSource Finance LLC; Nashville, Tenn.

4:15–4:45 pm

Case Resolution: The Constituencies Decide

5:00–6:00 pm

Friday Networking Reception

Sponsored by CRP LLC; Gordian Group LLC and Haynes and Boone LLP


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