39th Annual
Bankruptcy &

June 7-10, 2023 | Newport Beach, CA

Conference Sponsor

Welcome to Newport Beach

AIRA looks forward to seeing you at AC23, June 7-10 in beautiful Newport Beach, California! AC23 includes 4 days of in–depth education – two all–day preconference seminars, three keynote presentations, and 17 panel presentations on the latest developments and trends in Bankruptcy and Restructuring.

AC23 also offers a relaxed context to enjoy other benefits of the conference and its setting. Participants can connect with friends and colleagues and make new contacts during the many networking opportunities and 3 optional excursions that will showcase the best of Newport Beach and beyond!

Escape to the middle of it all at Newport Beach’s most sublime address. VEA Newport Beach is your front door to one of Southern California’s most stunning and spirited cities. Here, you’re mere minutes or steps away from everything—like mingling with the locals at buzzy restaurants, playing on golden beaches, and discovering California’s cosmopolitan edge at Fashion Island.

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 nomination process, visit the AIRA Distinguished Fellows Program page.

VEA meeting room

Earn up to


Participants have the opportunity to earn up to 23.5 CPE credits, including 1.5 ethics credit. The AIRA will seek 19.58 general CLE credit hours and 1.25 ethics credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 23.5 general CLE credit hours and 1.5 ethics 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 above based on a 60–minute hour.)




Strategic Planning – A Regular Review Is Important to All Organizations

In a fireside chat format, Louis Feldstein, Jennifer Meyerowitz, and Jim Lukenda will explore the importance to any organization, whether for profit or non-profit, on a stable path, or in distress, of a regular strategic plan review and update. Our speakers will discuss critical components of defining or revamping an effective strategic plan as well as provide some background on the strategic planning process underway by the AIRA board.


Financial Market Perspectives on Corporate Distress

Mike will draw on his background in investment banking and the financial data and technology industry to provide insights on global financial markets and offer perspectives on macro economic and market-based indicators of corporate distress in the US.


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 AC23 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
Dundon Advisers LLC logo
Epiq logo
FTI Consulting, Inc. logo
Kramer Levin logo
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP logo
Stretto logo
Forvis logo
KCC logo
Berger Singerman LLP logo
BlankRome LLP logo
BRG logo
CR3 Partners LLC  logo
Duane Morris LLP logo
EY logo
Huron logo
LimNexus logo
M3 Partners logo
RK | Consultants, LLC logo
Barnes & Thornburg LLP logo
Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring logo
Development Specialists, Inc. logo
Fox Rothschild LLP logo
Hilco Corporate Finance logo
RumbergerKirk logo
CohnReznick LLP logo
PwC logo
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP logo
3Cubed Advisory Services, LLC logo
Applied Business Strategy LLC logo
D.R. Payne & Associates Inc. logo
KapilaMakumal logo
Malek Capital Advisors logo
Province, LLC logo
Restructuring Solutions, LLC logo



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


Michelle Salazar-Rosenbloom KCC LLC
Bradford Sandler, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Judicial Co–Chair

Hon. Scott C. Clarkson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 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, ArentFox Schiff LLP

Planning Committee

Brett A. Axelrod, Fox Rothschild LLP
David Bart, CIRA, CDBV, Baker Tilly US. LLP
Chris Creger, CIRA, CohnReznick LLP
Jed Donaldson, LimNexus LLP
Fengrong Li, CIRA, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Kathryn B. McGlynn, AlixPartners, LLP

Jennifer E. Mercer, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Aram Ordubegian, ArentFox Schiff LLP
Michael Ozawa, CIRA, Restructuring Solutions, LLC
Ben Pickering, EY
Brian Rich, Berger Singerman LLP
Jennifer Sharret, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Tim Skillman, CR3 Partners
Robert Swartz, CIRA, PwC
Nicholas R. Troszak, CIRA, Development Specialists, Inc.
James Van Horn, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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 17, 2023 for a full refund less a $150 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be granted after May 17, 2023, 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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