Friday, October 5, 2012

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc.

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

David R. Kuney, Program Chair

Sidley Austin LLP; Washington, D.C.

Lawrence J. Center, Assistant Dean

Georgetown Law CLE; Washington, D.C.

Samuel J. Gerdano, Executive Director

American Bankruptcy Institute; Alexandria, Va.

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Sales and Executory Contracts

Sales “free and clear”—how far are the courts going under current law, including sales involving IP and patent licenses? Is Precision Industries still alive and well?

Gary T. Holtzer, Moderator

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Hon. Stuart M. Bernstein

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Hon. Robert E. Gerber

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Hon. Sean H. Lane

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Martin J. Bienenstock, Facilitator

Proskauer LLP; New York

9:45-10:45 a.m.

The Stern Wars

Should Stern be applied under a broad or narrow interpretation? Compare In re Bellingham with In re Direct Response Media Inc.

Craig Goldblatt, Moderator

WilmerHale, LLP; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Martin Glenn

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Hon. Barbara J. Houser

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.)

Hon. Bruce A. Markell

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.)

Hon. Mary F. Walrath

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.)

Melanie L. Cyganowski, Facilitator

Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, PC; New York

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by AlixPartners LLP

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Avoidance Actions (In re TOUSA Inc.)

Has TOUSA changed the legal standard for what is reasonably equivalent value? What is the fate of affiliate guarantees? Do lenders now need to investigate the use of the loan proceeds?

Laura Davis Jones, Moderator

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. James M. Peck

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.)

Hon. S. Martin Teel, Jr.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. D.C.)

Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.)

Mark D. Taylor, Facilitator

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Washington, D.C.

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Special Pre-Luncheon Remarks

Implications of RadLAX Gateway Hotel v. Amalgamated Bank

Hon. Thomas L. Ambro

U.S. Court of Appeals (3d Cir.); Wilmington, Del.

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Working Lunch

Three Break-Out Sessions from Morning Topics

(Be sure to select your topic on the CLE Checklist.)

Sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP

Break-Outs 1-3:

The facilitator will lead discussions from the three morning panels, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to follow up on the morning’s topics in small groups over lunch with the judges and speakers.

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Real Estate Cases

Will bankruptcy courts stay enforcement of springing guaranties post confirmation? The need for one impaired class: should impairment be per case or per debtor? Separate classification of mortgage deficiency claims. New value plans: compare In re Global Ocean Carriers Limited to In re Beal Bank. Does the Till interest rate apply in commercial real estate cases? Indubitable equivalent plans in the real estate context. Implications of RadLAX.

David R. Kuney, Moderator

Sidley Austin LLP; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Kevin J. Carey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.)

Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.)

Hon. Gregg W. Zive

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.)

Ed Dolan, Facilitator

Hogan & Hartson LLP; Washington, D.C.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Confirmation Roundtable

Third-party releases in view of Behrmann v. National Heritage Foundation. Indubitable equivalent in the context of an operating company. In re River Road: what is the future of credit-bidding and indubitable equivalent plans? One impaired class: by plan or by debtor? New issues in pre-packaged plans.

Marc Abrams, Moderator

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; New York

Hon. Shelley C. Chapman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Hon. Leif M. Clark

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tex.)

Hon. Robert D. Drain

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

Jason W. Harbour, Facilitator

Hunton & Williams LLP; Richmond

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by AlixPartners LLP

4:30-5:30 p.m.


What do the new fee guidelines from the U.S. Trustee mean for your practice? How is new Rule 2019 affecting practice and disclosure?

Kristin K. Going, Moderator

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.)

Hon. Robert G. Mayer

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Va.)

Hon. C. Ray Mullins

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ga.)

Michael L. Bernstein, Facilitator

Arnold & Porter LLP; Washington, D.C.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


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