10th Annual Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference

Monday, November 14, 2011

Union League Club
38 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016

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8:45 - 9:00 am Introduction and Opening Remarks
  Speakers: Kevin Clancy, CIRA, J.H. Cohn LLP, Co-Chair
Joel Waite, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Co-Chair
9:00 - 10:30 am 2011—A Year in Review from the Perspectives of Judges and Attourneys
  Moderator: Ben Mintz, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP
  Speakers: Hon. Shelley C. Chapman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern Dist. of New York
Hon. Kevin Gross, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Hon. Rosemary Gambardella, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Andrew M. Troop, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  Description: This panel will discuss the leading decisions and case law issued over the past year from the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.
10:30 - 11:30 am Current Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation
  Moderator: Michael C. Sullivan, CIRA, Director, Deloitte FAS
  Speakers: Honorable Robert Drain, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern Dist. of New York
Hon. James M. Peck, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Jonathan L. Flaxer, Partner, Golenbock, Eiseman, Assor, Bell & Peskoe LLP
Daniel P. Coppola, Director, Huron Consulting Group
  Description: An update on current matters of interest and recent decisions. This panel will discuss practical matters related to E-discovery including items that non-techies need to know about electronic discovery and some of the unique challenges with managing electronic discovery in a bankruptcy. The panel will also explore recent developments in litigation strategy, including the Lehman plan discovery protocol and order, the scopes of injunctive relief available, confidentiality and sealing orders, the in pari delicto doctrine, fraudulent conveyance and the collapsing doctrine.
11:30 - 11:45 am Break: Sponsored by CBIZ MHM, LLC
11:45 - 12:45 pm Where Is the Restructuring Market Heading?
  Moderator: Brian Fox, Managing Director, AlixPartners, LLP
  Speakers: Hon. Judith K. Fitzgerald, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Andrew Yearley, Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co.
Frederic Sosnick, Practice Group Leader - Bankruptcy & Reorganization Group, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  Description: The combination of large Federal and State budget deficits, stubbornly high unemployment, commodity price pressure and the vast amount of high yield issuance in 2009 and 2010 should indicate that the restructuring market is about to pick up. The question is when. Our panelists will share thoughts on the current state of credit markets as well as their views for where the restructuring market is headed in the year to come.
12:45 - 2:00 pm Lunch: Sponsored by J.H. Cohn LLP and Mesirow Financial Consulting
  Speaker: Patrick O’Keefe, Director of Economic Research, J.H. Cohn LLP
2:00 - 2:45 pm Industry Forecast
  Moderator: Stephen Darr, CIRA, CDBV, Sr. Managing Director, Mesirow Financial Consulting
  Speakers: Hon. Brendan L. Shannon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
William A. Brandt, Jr., President & CEO, Development Specialists, Inc.
David Eaton, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
James A. Peko, CIRA, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP
  Description: As the economy changes, some industries will gain and some will lose. The question is which ones will be the most affected by the economy and how can restructuring professionals be best prepared to assist these industries.
2:45 - 3:45 pm Industries to Watch: Hospitality, Resort and Travel
  Moderator: Robert M. Hirsh, Partner, Arent Fox LLP
  Speakers: Hon. Allan L. Gropper, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Shmuel Vasser, Partner, Dechert LLP
Leon Szlezinger, Managing Director, Jefferies & Company, Inc.
Alan Tantleff, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
  Description: This panel will focus on current trends and highlight decisions and issues affecting the industry.
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break: Sponsored by BDO Consulting, LLP
4:00 - 5:00 pm Use of Valuations in Fraudulent Conveyance Cases
  Moderator: Brian Ryniker, CIRA, Managing Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC
  Speakers: Hon. Kevin J. Carey, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
Frank A. Oswald, Partner, Togut, Segal & Segal, LLP
J. Ray Nicholson, CDBV, Managing Director, CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC
Richard J. Bernard, Senior Counsel, Foley & Larnder LLP
  Description: In depth discussion on methods and techniques used in determining value for transferred assets and solvency. While drawing on recent cases, the panel will examine the use of valuation experts and techniques in recent fraudulent conveyance and preference litigations.
5:30 - 7:00 pm Reception: Sponsored by Arent Fox LLP; Duane Morris, LLP; Grant Thornton LLP; Kaye Scholer LLP; Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

2011 AIRA Judicial Service Award presented to The Honorable Rosemary Gambardella
Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

Special Thanks to the Planning Committee

Co-Chairs: Kevin Clancy, CIRA, J.H. Cohn LLP and Joel Waite, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

David Berliner, CIRA, BDO Consulting, LLPStephen Darr, CIRA, CDBV, Mesirow Financial Consulting
Walter Greenhalgh, Duane Morris, LLPRob Hirsh, Arent Fox LLPBen Mintz, Kaye Scholer, LLP
Michael Sullivan, CIRA, Deloitte FAS LLPBrian Ryniker, CIRA, CBIZ MHM, LLC
Mark Feldman, CIRA, CDBV, Cold Spring Group, Inc.Brian Fox, AlixPartners, LLP.