Thursday, August 2

2:00-6:00 p.m.

ABI Registration Desk Open

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Bayard, P.A., Bederson & Company, LLP, Dilworth Paxson LLP, EisnerAmper LLP, Landis Rath & Cobb LLP, Richards, Layton & Finger, PA, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Friday, August 3

7:00 a.m-12:00 noon

ABI Registration Desk Open

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Miles & Stockbridge PC

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Gender and Diversity Issues in Practice

Linda V. Donhauser, Moderator

Miles & Stockbridge PC; Baltimore

Hon. Nancy V. Alquist

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Tobey M. Daluz

Ballard Spahr LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Kerri K. Mumford

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Joe Solmonese

Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Washington, D.C.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Credit-Bidding and 363 Sales

Mark E. Chesen

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; West Conshohocken, Pa.

Mark E. Felger

Cozen O'Connor; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Duncan W. Keir

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

Gary H. Leibowitz

Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, PA; Baltimore

Raymond H. Lemisch

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Section 1129(a) Issues

Scott D. Cousins

Cousins Chipman & Brown, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Christopher J. Giaimo

Baker & Hostetler LLP; Washington, D.C.

David R. Kuney

Sidley Austin LLP; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Christopher S. Sontchi

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

Boris J. Steffen

Gavin/Solmonese

Chapter 11 Plan Release and Injunctions

Roberta A. DeAngelis

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Philadelphia

Louis J. Ebert

Rosenberg | Martin | Greenberg, LLP; Baltimore

Hon. Thomas J. Catliota

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Greenbelt

Raymond M. Patella

Fox Rothschild LLP; Atlantic City, N.J.

Jean R. Robertson

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP; Cleveland

Chapter 7 Issues Part I: Commercial

Deborah H. Devan

Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, PA; Baltimore

Mark A. Gittelman

PNC Bank, NA; Philadelphia

H. Jason Gold

Wiley Rein LLP; McLean, Va.

Valerie Hamilton

Sills Cummis& Gross PC; Princeton, N.J.

Hon. S. Martin Teel, Jr.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. D.C.); Washington, D.C.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored byAlixPartners LLP

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions

Ethics Panel: Candor, Conflicts (of Interest) and Collisions with Rule 9011 (Bad-Faith Filings)

Stuart M. Brown

DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Mary D. France

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Pa.); Harrisburg

Stacey L. Meisel

Becker Meisel LLC; Livingston, N.J.

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton

Alvarez & Marsal; New York

T. Patrick Tinker

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Wilmington, Del.

Revisiting Stern v. Marshall—One Year Later

James A. Coutinho

Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co., LPA; Columbus

Hon. Jeffrey A. Deller

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Pa.); Pittsburgh

Lawrence J. Kotler

Duane Morris LLP; Philadelphia

Adam G. Landis

Landis Rath& Cobb LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Sharon L. Levine

Lowenstein Sandler; Roseland, N.J.

Down for the Count: Sports Teams, Franchises and Bankruptcy

Reginald W. Jackson

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Columbus

Michael R. Nestor

Young Conaway Stargatt& Taylor, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Lisa M. Poulin

Deloitte/CRG

Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena

Elliott Greenleaf; Wilmington, Del.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Practical How-To Guide

Ian C. Bifferato

Bifferato LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Stephen E. Leach

Leach Travell Britt, PC; McLean, Va.

Hon. Robert N. Opel, II

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Pa.); Wilkes-Barre

Ashley B. Stitzer

Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

David M. Whittaker

Bricker & Eckler LLP; Columbus, Ohio

12:00 p.m.

Family Picnic/BBQ

1:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Protiviti Inc.

1:30 p.m.

Sporting Clays Tournament

Sponsored by Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Delaware State Bar Association Reception

Sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section

7:00 p.m.

Dinner and Dancing with ABI’s Indubitable Equivalents (kid-friendly event!)

Dinner sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal, Ashby & Geddes, PA, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, Fox Rothschild LLP, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, Logan & Company, Inc., Lowenstein Sandler, McCarter & English, LLP, PolsinelliShughart PC, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP and Saul Ewing LLP


Entertainment sponsored by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Epiq Systems, Inc. and Equity Partners CRB

Saturday, August 4

7:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

ABI Registration Desk Open

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by GCG

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Jaunty Judicial Debates

Laurie Selber Silverstein

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Resolved: The court has unfettered discretion in adjusting fee applications, even when no party-in-interest has raised objections.

Pro: Hon. Kevin J. Carey

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

Con: Michael J. Kaplan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D.N.Y.); Buffalo

Resolved: The court must consider both paid and unpaid new value in reducing defendant’s liability for avoidable transfers, including pre-petition invoices paid post-petition (critical vendor and 503(b)(9) payments.

Pro: Hon. Steven W. Rhodes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.); Detroit

Con: Hon. Ronald G. Pearson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. W.Va.); Charleston

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (repeat)

Credit-Bidding and 363 Sales

Chapter 7 Issues Part II: Consumer

Jeoffrey L. Burtch

Cooch and Taylor, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

W. Clarkson McDow

Office of the U.S. Trustee, Region 4; Columbia, S.C.

Karen H. Moore

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC.; Columbia, Md.

Catherine E. Youngman

Forman Holt Eliades & Ravin; Paramus, N.J.

Ethics Panel: Candor, Conflicts (of Interest) and Collisions with Rule 9011 (Bad-Faith Filings)

Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Practical How-To Guide

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions (repeat)

Revisiting Stern v. Marshall—One Year Later

Down for the Count: Sports Teams, Franchises and Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Plan Release and Injunctions

Section 1129(a) Issues

12:00 noon

Adjourn

 

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