Wednesday   |   Thursday

Wednesday, September 19

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Basic Program

Basic Concepts: Brief History of Bankruptcy, Sources of Law, Structure of the Code, Bankruptcy Courts

This session includes a brief history of bankruptcy and an introduction to sources of law, the Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy courts, property of the estate, claims and related ethics.

Troy McKenzie

New York University School of Law; New York

Keith Sharfman

St. John's University School of Law; New York

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Basic Program

Basic Concepts: Legal Ethics under the Bankruptcy Code

This session will discuss legal ethics as they arise under different scenarios under the Bankruptcy Code, including retention of attorneys, disclosure of connections under Rule 2014, and more.

Troy McKenzie

New York University School of Law; New York

Keith Sharfman

St. John's University School of Law; New York

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Advanced Program

Plan Confirmation Issues: Part I

This session will cover multiple debtors, disputed claims issues, nondebtor releases, treatment of subordinated claims, and intercreditor gifting issues.

Hon. Stuart M. Bernstein, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York

Marcia L. Goldstein

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Stephen Karotkin

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Richard B. Levin

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; New York

Harold S. Novikoff

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; New York

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Participants are responsible for their own meal arrangements with the wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops in the vicinity of Washington Square.

2:00-5:00 p.m.*

Basic Program

Operating the Business in Chapter 11; Avoiding Powers

This session will cover operating the business in chapter 11, the automatic stay, property sales, financing, executory contracts, first-day motions, preferences, and fraudulent conveyances.

Edward Janger

David M. Barse Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; New York

G. Ray Warner

Director of the LL.M. in Bankruptcy Program, St. John's University School
of Law, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; New York


* Includes a 15-minute refreshment break from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc.

2:00-5:00 p.m.*

Advanced Program

Plan Confirmation Issues: Part II

This session will cover indubitable equivalents, credit-bidding, litigation trusts, liquidating plans, valuation of plan consideration, and debt.

Hon. James M. Peck, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York

Donald S. Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

Marcia L. Goldstein

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Stephen Karotkin

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Ralph R. Mabey

Professor of Law at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Senior Of Counsel, Stutman Treister & Glatt P.C.; Salt Lake City

Richard G. Mason

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; New York


* Includes a 15-minute refreshment break from 3:30-3:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc.

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Thursday, September 20

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Sign-In

9:30-12:30 p.m.

Basic Program

Chapter 11 Plans

This session will cover the chapter 11 plan process, including formulating the plan, disclosure statements, plan confirmation and the effects of confirmation.

Hon. Shelley C. Chapman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York

David G. Epstein

George E. Allen Chair Professor of Law

University of Richmond Law School; Richmond, Va.

Alan N. Resnick

Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professor of Bankruptcy Law
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law; New York
Of Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; New York

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Advanced Program

Issues Affecting Distressed-Debt Investment

This session will cover insider trading, disclosure obligations, purchasing claims to acquire control, issues for groups when acquiring control, and related ethics issues.

Hon. Allan L. Gropper, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York

Douglas G. Baird

Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law

University of Chicago Law School; Chicago

Marshall S. Huebner

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

Ralph R. Mabey

Professor of Law at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Senior Of Counsel, Stutman Treister & Glatt P.C.; Salt Lake City

Richard G. Mason

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; New York

Harold S. Novikoff

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; New York

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Advanced Program

Ethics Issues Relating to Distressed-Debt Investment

This session will cover ethics issues facing attorneys who hold inside information, as well as ethical considerations relating to disclosure requirements in distressed-debt investments.

Hon. Allan L. Gropper, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York

Douglas G. Baird

Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law

University of Chicago Law School; Chicago

Marshall S. Huebner

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

Ralph R. Mabey

Professor of Law at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Senior Of Counsel, Stutman Treister & Glatt P.C.; Salt Lake City

Richard G. Mason

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; New York

Harold S. Novikoff

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; New York

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Participants are responsible for their own meal arrangements with the wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops in the vicinity of Washington Square.

2:00-5:00 p.m.*

Joint Program: Basic/Advanced

The Powers and Jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Courts

This session will include a background summaryon Stern v. Marshall, post-Stern developments and reconsidering an Article III bankruptcy court.

Hon. Martin Glenn, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); New York

Douglas G. Baird

Harry A. Bigelow Distinguished Service Professor of Law

University of Chicago Law School; Chicago

Donald S. Bernstein

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

Richard B. Levin

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; New York

Harvey R. Miller

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

Alan N. Resnick

Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professor of Bankruptcy Law
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law; New York
Of Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; New York


* Includes a 15-minute refreshment break from 3:30-3:45 p.m.

5:00-6:15 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

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