ABI

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2:00-6:00 p.m.

ABI Registration Desk Open

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Bederson LLP, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Capstone Advisory Group, LLC, Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, PA, Cozen O'Connor, East West Bank, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Polsinelli and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Friday, August 1, 2014

7:00 a.m-12:00 noon

ABI Registration Desk Open

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation, Redux: Who’s Suing Whom?

The panel will discuss due diligence requirements before bringing suits, suits or demands made for leverage, asserting claims in excess of estate value, and ethics complaints and litigation advantages.

Christopher A. Ward, Moderator

Polsinelli; Wilmington, Del.

Theresa V. Brown-Edwards

DARBY | BROWN-EDWARDS LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Margaret M. Manning

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Cecelia G. Morris

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

Clifford A. Zucker

CohnReznick LLP; Edison, N.J.

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Checking In with the Supremes

This panel will review cases from the 2013 and 2014 terms (Bellingham; surcharge case; other bankruptcy cases).

Ramona D. Elliott, Moderator

Executive Office for U.S. Trustees; Washington, D.C.

Hon. Thomas J. Catliota

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

Alexander M. Laughlin

Wiley Rein LLP; Mc Lean, Va.

G. Christopher Meyer

Squire Sanders; Sarasota, Fla.

The Principles of Compensation: Checking In on the New U.S. Trustee Fee Guidelines

This panel will discuss who can get paid, for what, and why.

Robert J. Keach, Moderator

Bernstein Shur; Portland, Maine

Robert S. Brady

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

Teresa K.D. Currier

Saul Ewing LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Roberta A. DeAngelis

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Philadelphia

Shakedowns vs. The Pursuit of Justice: The Current Landscape of Avoidance Actions

This panel will provide an overview of new uses of cause of action, § 546(e) cases including Lyondell and Tribune, and proposed changes to the UFTA.

James E. Van Horn, Moderator

McGuireWoods LLP; Baltimore

Peter C. Chadwick

Capstone Advisory Group, LLC; Washington, D.C.

Robert J. Stearn, Jr.

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA; Wilmington, Del.

Hon. Gloria M. Burns

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Camden

Hon. Rosemary Gambardella

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark

What’s Yours Might Not Be: Section 541 and Property of the Estate

This panel will cover issues that arise when property of the estate isn’t property of the estate, tax status issues and tax attributes, including NOLs.

Hon. David E. Rice, Moderator

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

Bradford F. Englander

Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP; Falls Church, Va.

G. David Dean, II

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

Thomas Michael Horan

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Catherine E. Youngman

Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman LLC; Paramus, N.J.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP

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

Concurrent Sessions (4)

Convoluted Pollution: The (Sometimes) Messy Collision of Bankruptcy and Environmental Issues

This panel will discuss Freedom Industries, fracking and other issues.

Erika Lynn Morabito, Moderator

Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

Sherri L. Dahl

Roetzel & Andress, LPA; Cleveland

Hon. Kevin Gross

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

Natasha Songonuga

Gibbons PC; Wilmington, Del.

Financial Statements: What’s Hiding Beneath the Surface, and Why Does It Matter?

This panel will take a look at financial statement analysis and key ratios, and why they matter in bankruptcy.

Kenneth A. Rosen, Moderator

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Thomas L. Kennedy

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; Syracuse, N.Y.

Michelle Morris

WithumSmith+Brown; Morristown, N.J.

David M. Powlen

Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Suzanne B. Roski

Protiviti Inc.; Richmond, Va.

Luke D. Snyder

Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

Caveat Emptor: The Purchase and Sale of Debt in Bankruptcy

This panel will discuss the purchase of secured debt and claims, disclosure of obligations, and the Lightsquared and Telecom cases.

Robert S. Westermann, Moderator

Hirschler Fleischer, PC; Richmond, Va.

Elyssa S. Kates

BakerHostetler; New York

Allen J. Underwood, II

Becker Meisel LLC; Livingston, N.J.

Hon. Mary F. Walrath

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

Chapter 7 Track
Commercial: Going Gently into that Good Night: The Process of Converting Cases to Chapter 7

This panel will cover Delaware working group and U.S. Trustee Task Force recommendations.

Roberta A. DeAngelis, Moderator

Office of the U.S. Trustee; Philadelphia

Alfred T. Giuliano

Giuliano, Miller & Company LLC; West Berlin, N.J.

Gregory Alan Taylor

Ashby & Geddes, PA; Wilmington, Del.

Gregory W. Werkheiser

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Wilmington, Del.

12:00 noon

Family Picnic/BBQ

Sponsored by Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Fox Rothschild

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 (kid-friendly event!)

Dinner sponsored by Bayard, P.A., CohnReznick LLP, Deloitte CRG, McCarter & English, LLP, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Entertainment sponsored by Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Richards, Layton & Finger, PA

Saturday, August 2, 2014

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

ABI Registration Desk Open

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Jaunty Judicial Debates

Laurie Selber Silverstein, Moderator

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; Wilmington, Del.

Resolved: Bankruptcy courts are required to recognize and enforce springing guarantees.

Pro: Hon. Richard E. Fehling

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Pa.); Reading

Con: Hon. Michael B. Kaplan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Trenton

Resolved: Chapter 11 is in need of a “fresh start.”

Pro: Hon. Kay Woods

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ohio); Youngstown

Con: Hon. Rosemary Gambardella

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.J.); Newark

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (3)

Convoluted Pollution: The (Sometimes) Messy Collision of Bankruptcy and Environmental Issues

Financial Statements: What’s Hiding Beneath the Surface, and Why Does It Matter?

Kenneth A. Rosen

Lowenstein Sandler LLP; Roseland, N.J.

Caveat Emptor: The Purchase and Sale of Debt in Bankruptcy

Concurrent Session

Chapter 7 Track
Consumer: You and Me and Dependent Student Make Three: Consumer Hot Topics

Michael B. Joseph, Moderator

Chapter 13 Trustee (D. Del.); Wilmington

Hon. Jean K. FitzSimon

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Pa.); Philadelphia

Prof. Jackie A. Gardina

Vermont Law School; South Royalton, Vt.

Leonard C. Walczyk

Wasserman, Jurista & Stolz, PC; Millburn, N.J.

Brett Weiss

Chung & Press, PC; Greenbelt, Md.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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

Repeat Concurrent Sessions (4)

Checking In with the Supremes

The Principles of Compensation: Checking In on the New U.S. Trustee Fee Guidelines

Shakedowns vs. The Pursuit of Justice: The Current Landscape of Avoidance Actions

What’s Yours Might Not Be: Section 541 and Property of the Estate

12:00 noon

Adjourn

 

     

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