Join AIRA at AC22 for 4 days of in–depth education, June 8-11, including two all–day seminars, one of which will be held virtually June 14-15, three keynote presentations, and 17 panel presentations on the latest developments and trends in Bankruptcy and Restructuring.

In addition to its outstanding educational program, AC22 offers a dynamic context to enjoy other benefits of the conference and its setting! Participants can connect with peers and make new contacts during the many networking opportunities and 4 optional excursions that will showcase the best of Cleveland!

Situated on the southern bank of Lake Erie, Cleveland is an important metropolitan center between the eastern and western United States, on the maritime border with Canada. Home to both the Rock & Roll and Pro Football Halls of Fame, Cleveland is known for its vibrant culture, arts, rich modern history, and beautiful parks.

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.

Cleito Ballroom at Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel

Earn up to

31.0 CPE including 1.5 ethics/23.4 CLE credit*

Participants have the opportunity to earn up to 31.0 CPE credits, including 1.5 ethics credit. The AIRA will seek 23.4 general CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 28.1 general CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

(*Includes Pre-conference and Annual Conference. CLE based on a 60–minute hour)




Thriving in Our New Work Mode by Feeding Our Psychological Needs

We clearly recognize hybrid/remote work is having an impact on our productivity, morale, relationships, and client perceptions. In this session, we unpack what is actually happening and what to do about it – from a psychological perspective. We will use a simple framework to understand indicators of distress, what helps us find balance, and ultimately what leads to our success.


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.



Have AC22 in the palm of your hand with the AIRA Event App, available for Android or iOS. Passcodes will be emailed to participants to access the app before the conference. Download it now to ensure early access!

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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
ArentFox Schiff LLP logo
Epiq logo
FTI Consulting, Inc. logo
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP logo
Thompson Hine LLP logo
Alvarez and Marsal logo
Bederson LLP logo
CohnReznick LLP logo
CR3 Partners LLC  logo
Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring logo
Development Specialists, Inc. logo
Duane Morris LLP logo
Foley Hoag LLP logo
Forvis logo
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP logo
Huron logo
Marcum LLP logo
RK | Consultants, LLC logo
SSG Capital Advisors, LLC logo
Baker Tilly US, LLP logo
IWIRC logo
Province, LLC logo
RumbergerKirk logo
McDonald Hopkins LLC logo
3Cubed Advisory Services, LLC logo
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP logo
Applied Business Strategy LLC logo
Bachecki Crom & Co., LLP logo
D.R. Payne & Associates Inc. logo
KapilaMakumal logo
Malek Capital Advisors logo
SAK Management Services, LLC logo
Tucker Arensberg, P.C. logo
Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. logo

Barbara Smith Accounting Inc.



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


John Creighton, CIRA, AlixPartners, LLP
Daniel A. DeMarco, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Hon. (Ret.) Judith K. Fitzgerald, Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Judicial Co–Chair

Hon. Jerrold N. Poslusny, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, D. N.J.

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, ArentFox Schiff LLP

Planning Committee

Morris Alhale, CIRA, AlixPartners, LLP
Alison Bauer, Foley Hoag LLP
Shirley S. Cho,Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Kevin Clancy, CIRA, CohnReznick LLP
Kari Balog Coniglio, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
Stephen B. Darr, CIRA, CDBV, Huron

Jed Donaldson, LimNexus LLP
Allan Friedman, The Friedman Connection
Kevin J. Hamernik, CIRA, BKD, LLP
Brendan T. Joyce, CIRA, Alvarez & Marsal
Howard Klein, CIRA, Marcum LLP
Teresa C. Kohl, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Salene Mazur Kraemer, Mazur Kraemer Business Law
Scott B. Lepene, Thompson Hine LLP
Beverly W. Manne, Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
Wendy M. Simkulak, Duane Morris LLP
Barbara M. Smith, CIRA, CDBV, Barbara Smith CPA
Michael J. Talarico, CIRA, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Dean R. Vomero, Applied Business Strategy LLC

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

Written cancellation for the conference or any excursions must be received by midnight on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 for a full refund less a $75 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be granted after May 18, but substitutions will be allowed.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors

"Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors" is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/.

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