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Meetings & Events

7 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1.0 hours of ethics, are available!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

2:00 pm–6:00 pm

ABI Registration

5:00–6:00 pm

Ambassador/New Member Reception

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC and Special Situations Group/SSG of NatCity Investment Banking

Friday, August 10, 2007

7:00 am

ABI Registration Desk Open

8:00–9:00 am

Breakfast Plenary Session: Choose Me! Ethical Considerations in Solicitation of Creditor Committee Engagements

  • Moderator: Kelly Beaudin Stapleton,
    USDOJ/Office of the U.S. Trustee; Philadelphia
  • Edward T. Gavin, IV
    NachmanHaysBrownstein, Inc.; Wilmington
  • Mark A. Gittelman
    PNC Bank; Philadelphia
  • Steven K. Kortanek
    Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
  • Lawrence E. Oscar
    Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Cleveland
  • Kenneth A. Rosen
    Lowenstein Sandler PC; Roseland, N.J.

Sponsored by Miles & Stockbridge PC

9:15 am–10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions

BAPCPA Solutions: KERPs, MIPs and Workarounds

  • Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi, Moderator
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington
  • Gregg Galardi
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Bruce Grohsgal
    Pachulski Stang Ziehl Young Jones & Weintraub LLP; Wilmington
  • J. Scott Victor
    Special Situations Group/SSG of NatCity Investment Banking; Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Joel M. Walker
    Duane Morris LLP; Pittsburgh

Bring Me Your Tired, Your Poor: Chapter 15 and Cross-border Bankruptcy

  • Moderator: Hon. Kevin J. Carey
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington
  • Louis T. DeLucia
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Florham Park, N.J.
  • Stacey Hightower
    AlixPartners LLP; New York
  • James L. Patton, Jr.
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP; Wilmington
  • Joseph Zagraniczny
    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; Syracuse, N.Y.

The Brave New World of Hedge Funds and Second-lien Issues

  • Moderator: Hon. H. Clyde Pearson
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. WV.); Charleston, Wv.
  • Lorie R. Beers
    KPMG Corporate LLC; New York
  • Theresa V. Brown-Edwards
    Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; Wilmington
  • Adam G. Landis
    Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington
  • Rachel Rawson
    Jones Day; Cleveland
  • Bradford J. Sandler
    Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, LLP; Wilmington

Consumer Bankruptcy: Is BAPCPA Working?

  • Moderator: Hon. Gloria M. Burns
    Chapter 13 Trustee; Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • Isabel C. Balboa
    Chapter 13 Trustee; Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • Alane A. Becket
    Becket & Lee, LLP; Malvern, Pa
  • Erin Brignola
    Cooper Levenson; Bear, Del.


Coffee Break

Sponsored by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel LLP

10:45–12:00 pm

Anything but Bankruptcy, Revisited: A Nonbankruptcy Case Study

  • Hon. Donald H. Steckroth
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J); Newark, N.J.
  • Brett D. Fallon
    Morris James LLP; Wilmington
  • Robert Alan Kargen
    White and Williams LLP; Philadelphia
  • Andrew C. Kassner
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Philadelphia
  • Gary Schildhorn
    Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Philadelphia

Insult to Injury: Preference's and Avoidances Update

  • Moderator: Hon. Stephen Raslavich
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J); Philadelphia
  • Jack B. Fishman
    Novare Inc., An Epiq Systems, Inc. Company; Crystal Lake, Ill.
  • Anne Marie P. Kelley
    Dilworth Paxson LLP; Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • Geraldine E. Ponto
    Gibbons P.C.; Newark, N.J.
  • Robert J. Stearn, Jr.
    Richards, Layton & Finger, PA; Wilmington

Workers of the World, Unite! Pensions, Union Issues and MEPA Liability

  • Moderator: Hon. David H. Adams
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.); Norfolk, Va.
  • Leon R. Barson
    Pepper Hamilton LLP; Philadelphia
  • Michael L. Bernstein
    Arnold & Porter LLP; Washington, D.C.
  • Tobey M. Daluz, Esq.
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; Wilmington
  • Paul M. Singer
    Reed Smith LLP; Pittsburgh

Problems in the Code

  • Moderator: Hon. Wendelin I. Lipp
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Greenbelt, Md.
  • Michael G. Gallerizzo
    Gebhardt & Smith LLP; Baltimore
  • F. Thomas Rafferty, III
    Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, PC; Baltimore
  • Legislative Staff Member (TBD)
    Member of Congress; Washington, D.C.
  • Craig B. Young
    Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP; Washington, D.C.

1:00 pm

Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Bridge Associates LLC

1:00 pm

Sporting Clays Tournament

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Business Credit, Inc

2:00 pm

Tennis Tournament

6:00 pm

Delaware State Bar Association Reception

Sponsored by the Delaware State Bar


Crabfeast & Outdoor BBQ, featuring the ABI House Band, the Indubitable Equivalents

Sponsored by Ashby & Geddes, PA; Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP and Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

Saturday, August 11, 2007

7:30 am

ABI Registration Desk Open

8:00–9:00 am

Breakfast and Plenary Session: When Circuits Collide

Sponsored by Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP

  • Moderator: David A. Skeel, Jr
    University of Pennsylvania Law School; Philadelphia
  • Hon. Judith K. Fitzgerald
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Pa.); Pittsburgh
  • Hon. Stephen S. Mitchell
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.); Alexandria, Va.
  • Hon. Cecelia G. Morris
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D.N.Y.); Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • Hon. Carmen Kathryn Preston
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ohio); Columbus, Ohio

9:15–10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • Anything but Bankruptcy, Revisited: A Nonbankruptcy Case Study
  • Insult to Injury: Preferences and Avoidances Update
  • Workers of the World, Unite! Pensions, Union Issues and MEPA Liability
  • Problems in the Code

10:30 am–10:45 am

Coffee Break

Sponsored by The Bayard Firm

10:45 am–12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • BAPCPA Solutions: KERPs, MIPs and Workarounds
  • Bring Me Your Tired, Your Poor…Chapter 15 and Cross-border Bankruptcy
  • The Brave New World of Hedge Funds and Second-lien Issues
  • Consumer Bankruptcy: Is BAPCPA Working?

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