The AC21
Virtual Series

June 8-30, 2021

Join AIRA in June for the AC21 Virtual Series, an in–depth virtual conference comprising a series of webinars that will present the complete education program we planned for the live conference. The AC21 Virtual Series offers you the opportunity to participate in both preconference programs – Bankruptcy Taxation and Financial Advisors’ Toolbox – 17 panel presentations on some of the hottest and most relevant topics in bankruptcy and restructuring, plus three keynote presentations.

From the comfort of your home or office, participants have the opportunity to earn up to 40.8 CPE credits. The AIRA will seek 31.75 general CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 38.2 general CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New this year, the AIRA Distinguished Fellows Program is accepting nominations to recognize the significant contributions of AIRA’s senior members. To learn more about the program and nominations, visit the AIRA Distinguished Fellows Program page.

Online conference with multiple people



Thu, June 10
2:30PM-3:30PM ET

The Faraday Story - Navigating Challenges, Successes and the Future

A Conversation with Carsten Breitfeld, CEO of Faraday and Jack Butler, CEO of Birch Lake.

Thu, June 17
4:30PM - 5:30PM ET

The State of the Economy

During this keynote presentation, Mr. White will speak to the U.S. macroeconomic outlook and how it is expected to impact household credit over the next year or two. That would include a look at how the drawdown of the pandemic is giving way to economic recovery and what role federal stimulus will have as a part of that process.

Thu, June 29
4:30PM - 5:30PM ET

Judges Roundtable

A panel of bankruptcy judges informally answer and discuss practitioners’ questions of dos and don’ts, best practices, their outlook for bankruptcy cases, and other topics that may be of interest to the group.

Nominate a Colleague for the

Distinguished Fellows Program

AIRA’s Board of Directors conceived the Distinguished Fellows Program as a way to recognize the significant contributions AIRA’s senior members have made to the art and science of corporate restructuring and to AIRA. The program is intended as an academic and professional honor for those AIRA members who exemplify the highest level of excellence in professional practice and whose contributions have left a significant positive legacy to our profession and to AIRA.


AlixPartners, LLP logo
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP logo
Duane Morris LLP logo
FTI Consulting, Inc. logo
Epiq logo
Forvis logo
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP logo
Province, LLC logo
Alvarez & Marsal logo
ArentFox Schiff LLP logo
Bederson LLP logo
Huron logo
Paladin logo
Piper Sandler & Co. logo
Bachecki Crom & Co., LLP logo
Brutzkus Gubner logo
CohnReznick LLP logo
Cozen O'Connor logo
Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring logo
Development Specialists, Inc. logo
KCC logo
RK | Consultants, LLC logo
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP logo
Goodwin Procter LLP logo
Perkins Coie LLP logo
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher logo
Grobstein Teeple LLP logo
KapilaMakumal logo
Malek Capital Advisors logo



Thank you to the Co–Chairs and Planning Committee for their hard work and time in making this year’s virtual conference a big success!


Shirley S. Cho, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Thomas P. Jeremiassen, CIRA, Development Specialists, Inc.

Judicial Co–Chairs

Hon. Jerrold N. Poslusny, Jr., D. N.J.
Hon. Mark Wallace, C.D. Cal.

Preconference Co–Chairs

Bankruptcy Taxation

  • Andrew Barg, CIRA, Barg & Henson CPAs, PLLC
  • Kimberly Lam, CIRA, Bachecki, Crom & Co., LLP

Financial Advisors’ Toolbox

  • Karl Knechtel, CIRA, RK | Consultants, LLC
  • Justin A. Kesselman, Arent Fox LLP

Planning Committee

Sara L. Chenetz, Perkins Coie LLP
Stacy Elledge Chiang, CIRA, Baker Tilly US, LLP
Kevin Clancy, CIRA, CohnReznick LLP
Stephen Douglass, Scramble Systems
Scott Farnsworth, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Robert M. Fishman, Cozen O'Connor
Dana P. Kane, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Kenneth J. Malek, CIRA, CDBV, MalekRemian LLP

Sabina Jacobs Margot, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jennifer E. Mercer, Paladin
Aram Ordubegian, Arent Fox LLP
Nancy A. Peterman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Michelle Salazar, KCC
Maryellen Sebold, CIRA, RSM US LLP
Susan K. Seflin, Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP

Wendy M. Simkulak, Duane Morris LLP
David P. Simonds, Hogan Lovells LLP
Howard S. Steel, Goodwin Procter LLP
Teri Stratton, CIRA, Piper Sandler & Co.
Michael C. Sullivan, CIRA, Deloitte
Amanda Demby Swift, Province
Kailey Wright, CIRA, Grobstein Teeple LLP

About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds and Cancellations Policy—Cancellations made 3 or more days prior to a webinar are eligible for a refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 3 days prior to a webinar. Substitutions are allowed with written notice at least 3 days in advance of the webinar.

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