All Events at Annual Spring Meeting 2018

Schedule at a Glance

2018 Annual Spring Meeting THURSDAY SCHEDULE
  • Optional Event: Golf Tournament at Westfields Golf Club

    Sponsored by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

    • 8:30 a.m.
  • ABC Exams

    • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Special Symposium (add’l. fee) Too Big to Fail: 10 Years Later

    Featuring thought leaders from academia, the bench, and representatives from U.S. and European governmental agencies and private organizations, this special half-day symposium will address resolution of SIFIs in single-point-of-entry U.S. chapter 11 proceedings, in OLA proceedings, and under proposed chapter 14/subchapter V; preservation of the value of qualified financial contracts during the resolution process; safe-harbored contract close-out practices and potential improvements; non-U.S. single-point-of-entry cases, multiple-point-of-entry proceedings, non-SIFI bankruptcy cases and clearing organization resolution; assurances during the process for clearing organizations, repo counterparties and settlement banks; and industry reluctance to participate in certain solutions. You won’t want to miss these stimulating discussions!

    Sponsored by Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Jenner & Block LLP, Millstein & Co. and Shearman & Sterling LLP

    • 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Welcome Address and Introduction

    • 10:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Resolution of Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs)

    Single-point-of-entry resolution strategies under OLA and chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, and proposed amendments to the Bankruptcy Code designed to facilitate single-point-of-entry resolution.

    Donald S. Bernstein
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

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

    Richard B. Levin
    Jenner & Block; New York

    William J. Perlstein
    Bank of New York Mellon; New York

    Prof. Mark J. Roe
    Harvard Law School; Cambridge, Mass.

    Rebecca J. Simmons
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; New York

    David Wall
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

    Jim Wigand
    Millstein & Co., L.P.; Washington, D.C.

    • 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Luncheon Presentation

    International cooperation and cross-border issues impacting single-point-of-entry resolution strategies.

    Randall D. Guynn
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

    Geoff Davies
    Bank of England; London

    Eva Hüpkes
    Financial Stability Board; Basel, Switzerland

    Reena Agrawal Sahni
    Shearman & Sterling; New York

    David Wall
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

    • 12:45-2:00 p.m.
  • Refreshment Break

    • 2:00-2:15 p.m.
  • Safe-Harbored Financial Contracts

    Preserving the value of financial contracts during the resolution process, including discussions of existing safe-harbored contract-termination practices, recent U.S. rules regarding qualified financial contract default rights, and the ISDA Resolution Stay Protocols.

    Ann Battle
    International Swaps & Derivatives Association; Washington, D.C.

    Seth Grosshandler
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; London

    Anna M. Harrington
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Washington, D.C.

    Prof. Stephen J. Lubben
    Seton Hall University School of Law; Newark, N.J.

    Laura Martin
    Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association; New York

    David Pauker
    New York

    Richard Ostrander
    BlackRock, Inc.; New York

    William Thum
    The Vanguard Group, Inc.; Valley Forge, Pa.

    Wendy Yun
    Goldman Sachs Asset Management; New York

    • 2:15-3:45 p.m.
  • Refreshment Break

    • 3:45-4:00 p.m.
  • Way Too Big, and Small Enough, to Fail

    Resolution plans for clearing organizations, and resolution of financial firms that do not qualify as SIFIs.

    Lee Betsill
    CME Group; Chicago

    Hon. Kevin J. Carey
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

    Hon. Robert D. Drain
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); White Plains

    Prof. Edward (Ted) Janger
    Brooklyn Law School; Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Vincent E. Lazar
    Jenner & Block; Chicago

    Michael J. Sage
    Dechert LLP; New York

    Lisa M. Schweitzer
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; New York

    Ann K. Shuman
    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.; New York

    Robert S. Steigerwald
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Chicago

    Robert B. Wasserman
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Washington, D.C.

    • 4:00-5:15 p.m.
  • Concluding Remarks

    • 5:15-5:30 p.m.

  • Optional Event: Blowout Bar Salon: Perfect Hair and Networking for Women

    • 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Optional Event: The Grooming Lounge: Hot Shave and Networking for Men

    • 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • UTC and Emerging Industries & Technology Committees

    Join these committees at the Acadiana to mingle and network before the Opening Reception back at the Marriott. Acadiana is less than 2 blocks from the hotel. First drink is on committee leaders! Thank you to Bush Ross, Christian & Barton, Cozen O’Connor, Dentons, Morris James, & Womble Bond Dickinson.

    • 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Health Care Committee

    This committee will meet at the High Velocity Sports Bar inside the Marriott for happy hour before heading to the Opening Reception.

    • 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • ABI "40 under 40" Reception (invitation only)

    Sponsored by Levene Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill LLP

    • 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • 6:00-7:30 p.m.
2018 Annual Spring Meeting Friday Schdule
  • Plenary Session: The Most Important Bankruptcy Cases Ever

    Join the panelists as these experts from across the country debate which bankruptcy decision was the most important of all time!

    Richard B. Levin, Moderator
    Jenner & Block; New York

    Maria J. DiConza
    Greenberg Traurig LLP; New York

    Jeremy R. Fischer
    Drummond Woodsum; Portland, Maine

    Whitman L. Holt
    Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP; Los Angeles

    Stephen D. Lerner
    Squire Patton Boggs; Cincinnati

    Claire Ann Resop
    Steinhilber Swanson, LLP; Madison, Wis.

    • 8:30-9:50 a.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions (4)

    Best Practices in Settlements After Jevic

    The Supreme Court’s opinion in Jevic limited the options available to effectuate settlements, particularly over the objection of impacted parties. This panel will discuss creative approaches to implementing settlements and disposing of cases, with a special focus on cases where objecting parties are seeking to prevent settlement.

    Edward T. Gavin, Moderator
    Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.

    Daniel F. Dooley
    MorrisAnderson; Chicago

    Hon. Kevin Gross
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

    Eve H. Karasik
    Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill, LLP; Los Angeles

    Jeffrey N. Pomerantz
    Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones; Los Angeles

    Consumer: ABI Commission Public Hearing - Federal and State Govt Claims Part 1

    John R Byrnes
    Former Regional US Trustee; Roanoke

    Karen Cordry
    National Association of Attorneys General; Washington, D.C.

    Dan Fisher
    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Education Credit Management Corp; Minneapolis

    Why Foreign Companies Are Filing Under U.S. Chapter 11

    This panel will explore the reasons why the U.S. is so frequently selected by foreign debtors and will focus on jurisdictional issues, the extent of the automatic stay and the ability to bind non-U.S. creditors. The panelists will examine such recent cases as Abengoa, CHC Group and foreign shipping companies.

    Craig Martin, Moderator
    DLA Piper; Wilmington, Del.

    Hon. Kevin J. Carey
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

    Jennifer C. DeMarco
    Clifford Chance; New York

    Michael J. Epstein
    Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP; Boston

    Comparison of Asset Sales Under § 363 and Asset Sales Pursuant to a Plan of Reorganization

    Hosted by the Asset Sales and Secured Credit Committees

    Thomas A. Buck
    EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, NJ

    Dawn M. Cica
    Mushkin - Cica - Coppedge; Las Vegas

    Jeff J. Marwil
    Proskauer; Chicago

    Frank A. Merola
    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP; Los Angeles

    • 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Networking Break

    Sponsored by SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

    • 11:00-11:30 a.m.
    • Concurrent Sessions (3)

      Demystification of Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy

      Hear Judge Harner interview the leading bankruptcy scholar on executory contracts, Prof. Jay Westbrook, as he explains and “demystifies” them.

      Hon. Michelle M. Harner
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Md.); Baltimore

      Prof. Jay L. Westbrook
      University of Texas School of Law; Austin, Texas

      Consumer: ABI Commission Public Hearing – Part II

      Hon. Colleen Brown
      US Bankruptcy Judge (D. Vermont); Burlington

      John Loughnane
      Nutter McCennen & Fish, LLP; Boston

      John D. McMickle
      JDM Public Strategies; Washington, D.C

      Mary Ida Townson
      Chapter 13 Trustee, N.D. GA; Atlanta

      A Primer on the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act: Substance, Implementation and Legal Interpretation

      Hosted by the Legislation and Commercial Fraud Committees

      Leanne Gould
      Gould Consulting Services; Atlanta

      Christopher A. Jones
      Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP; Falls Church, VA

      Prof. Kenneth C. Kettering
      Brooklyn Law School; New York

      Erika Lynn Morabito
      Foley & Lardner LLP; Washington, D.C.

      Thomas R. Walker
      McGuireWoods LLP; Atlanta

      • 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    • Luncheon

      Featuring Keynote by Ed Henry

      American broadcast journalist, best-selling author and chief national correspondent for Fox News Channel

      Sponsored by Burford Capital and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

      • 12:30-2:10 p.m.

      How to Successfully Litigate a Relief-from-Stay Motion

      Hon. Barbara J. Houser, Moderator
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Tex.); Dallas

      Bess M. Parrish Creswell
      Burr & Forman LLP; Mobile, Ala.

      Mark M. Maloney
      King & Spalding LLP; Atlanta

      R. Scott Williams
      Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell; Birmingham, Ala.

      Power Industry: What’s Next?

      In recent history, nuclear and coal power have been under attack while gas and renewables have been thriving. Has that now changed? Disruptions to this industry, and the related bankruptcies, seem to be one of the few certainties. Join our experts as they discuss the future power-industry issues that you are likely to encounter.

      Carlyn R. Taylor, Moderator
      FTI Consulting, Inc.; Denver

      Scott D. Cousins
      Bayard, P.A.; Wilmington, Del.

      Judah Rose
      ICF, Inc.; Fairfax, Va.

      Steven N. Serajeddini
      Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago

      Morgan Suckow
      Guggenheim Securities; New York

      Rights Offering Introduction and Overview

      This panel will provide an overview of rights offerings and issues that frequently arise, including limitations under the securities laws as to which creditors can participate, what happens to those creditors who cannot participate, what is a backstop party, who has the right to participate in the backstop, how backstop parties are compensated, and the limitations on the use of § 1145 in connection with rights offerings and any securities subscribed for in rights offerings.

      Anupama Yerramalli, Moderator
      Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; New York

      Andrew M. Leblanc
      Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Washington, D.C.

      Michael O’Hara
      PJT Partners Inc.; New York

      Damian S. Schaible
      Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

      Consumer: Access to Chapter 13 Justice

      Hosted by the Ethics & Professional Compensation and Consumer Bankruptcy Committees

      Margaret A. Burks
      Office of the Trustee; Cincinnati

      Hon. Mildred Cabán
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Puerto Rico; San Juan

      B. Summer Chandler
      Georgia State University College of Law; Atlanta

      Elizabeth Gunn
      Virginia Office of the Attorney General; Richmond, VA

      • 2:30 -3:30 p.m.
    • Happy Half-Hour Networking Reception

      Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc. and Proskauer

      • 3:30-4:00 p.m.
    • Plenary Session: Artificial Intelligence: Why It Matters to Your Future Bankruptcy Practice

      Robert Ambrogi, Moderator
      Law Office of Robert J. Ambrogi; Boston

      Owen Byrd
      Lex Machina; Menlo Park, CA

      Darby Green
      Bloomberg Law; New York

      Thomas Hamilton
      Ross Intelligence; San Francisco, CA

      Shawnna Hoffman

      Michael Mills
      Neota Logic; New York

      Ed Walters
      Fastcase; Washington, D.C.

      • 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    • Asset Sales Committee

      The committee will meet on the rooftop deck of the Kutak Rock LLP office for networking. The office is located at 1625 I Street, and is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. In addition to the space being provided by Kutak Rock LLP, this event is sponsored by GlassRatner and Equity Partners HQ - thank you!

      • 5:00-6:30 p.m.
    • CARE Reception (Registration Required)

      Join us for the CARE Financial Literacy Celebration & Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Hon. Mary Grace Diehl.

      • 5:00-6:30 p.m.
    • Commercial Fraud Committee

      This committee will meet at the High Velocity Sports Bar inside the Marriott for Friday's final round of ABI networking before heading off to dinner in the city. First drink is on committee leaders - thank you to Reid | Collins | Tsai and Horwood Marcus & Berk!

      • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Consumer Bankruptcy Committee

      Meet your consumer colleagues next door at the City Tap House for networking to finish out your Friday!

      • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Mediation Committee

      Join your mediator colleagues at The Dignitary in the Marriott Marquis for a cocktail to finish the conference day and kick off your evening in D.C.!

      • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Young and New Members Committee

      Join the committee at the Lobby Bar in the front of the Marriott for a cocktail and networking to unwind before getting your night started.

      • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Optional Event: Women’s Networking Reception

      • 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Optional Event: “The Wiz” at Ford’s Theatre

      • 7:30-10:00 p.m.
    • Endowment Reception (invite only)

      Sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP and Rust Omni

      • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
2018 Annual Spring Meeting Saturday Schedule
  • Hot Breakfast

    Sponsored by Bernstein Shur

    • 8:00-8:30 a.m.

    Judicial Round & Round

    Featuring the Judges of the 36th Annual Spring Meeting

    Is Mediation the Antidote for Health Care Disputes?

    Hosted by the Mediation and Health Care Committees

    Elizabeth A. Green
    BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

    Hon. Benjamin A. Kahn
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court - M.D.N.C.; Greensboro

    Randa J. Karambelas
    ToneyKorf Partners, LLC; New York

    Nancy A. Valentine
    Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.; Cleveland

    Key Issues and Emerging Trends in Hospitality Defaults

    Hosted by the Business Reorganization and Real Estate Committees

    Scott Underwood, Moderator
    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Tampa

    Allison R. Day
    Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA; Miami

    Elise S. Frejka
    Frejka PLLC; New York

    Eric E. Walker
    Perkins Coie LLP; Chicago

    • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Networking Break

    Sponsored by Summit Investment Management LLC

    • 9:30-10:00 a.m.
    • Concurrent Sessions (4)

      Obsolescence as a Catalyst

      What happens when you represent a brick and mortar retailer, a newspaper or perhaps a coal-producer? What might be your client’s exit plan be? Leaning on other recent dying-industry experience, the panelists will explore various strategies on how the tough times ahead for such clients can be addressed in a bankruptcy, whether through a restructuring or a wind-down and liquidation of the company.

      Brian M. Resnick, Moderator
      Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

      Mark Collins
      Richards, Layton & Finger, PA; Wilmington, Del.

      Holly F. Etlin
      AlixPartners LLP; New York

      Jeffrey Finger
      Jefferies LLC; New York

      Marjorie E. Kaufman
      Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; Boston

      Coaching Your Non-Expert Witness

      Have you ever had your expert sink your case with the wrong words? This no longer needs to be the case. Learn how to get the best testimony out of nonprofessional witnesses, including business owners and CFOs. This panel will discuss various evidentiary matters, including the use of affidavits, how to get hearsay in, special rules for business owners (valuation testimony and how to make it credible), direct testimony and business records.

      Marty L. Brimmage, Jr., Moderator
      Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Dallas

      Camille C. Bent
      BakerHostetler; New York

      Matthew T. Gensburg
      Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C.; Chicago

      Hon. Pamela Pepper
      U.S. District Court (E.D. Wis.); Milwaukee

      Consumer: Threats To And Opportunities For the Consumer Practice

      Technology (including Upsolve) and changes to the law are affecting and will continue to affect the day-to-day practice of consumer bankruptcy attorneys. This panel will explore what these changes are — and how you can ensure your business survives in this difficult landscape.

      Hon. Martin R. Barash, Moderator
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Cal.); Woodland Hills

      Jill D. Olsen
      The Olsen Law Firm, LLC; Kansas City, Mo.

      Jonathan Petts
      Upsolve; New York

      Brian L. Shaw
      Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC; Chicago

      Stern Revisited: In re Millennium Lab Holdings and Beyond

      Hosted by the Bankruptcy Litigation and Young and New Members Committees

      Patrick M. Birney
      Robinson & Cole LLP; Hartford, Conn.

      Gianfranco Finizio
      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; New York

      J. Leland Murphree
      Maynard Cooper & Gale; Birmingham, Ala.

      Shane G. Ramsey
      Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; Nashville, Tenn.

      Nicole Stefanelli
      Cullen and Dykman LLP; Newark, NJ

      • 10:00-11:15 a.m.
    • Concurrent Sessions (4)

      Latest Use of Litigation Finance in Insolvency Proceedings

      When capital is scarce and risk appetites are low, potentially valuable legal claims are not always pursued. How does one explore litigation financing? Furthermore, how does one determine whether that financing is in the best interest of the estate and its creditors? This panel will provide a primer on litigation financing, with a focus on recent cases where bankruptcy trustees have utilized this tool.

      Derek C. Abbott, Moderator
      Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Wilmington, Del.

      Lee E. Buchwald
      Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC; New York

      Marc J. Carmel
      Longford Capital Management, LP; Chicago

      Ken Epstein
      Bentham IMF; New York

      Christy Searl
      Burford Capital LLC; New York

      Navigating § 552: Pre-Petition Security Interests in Proceeds

      How and when is a secured creditor’s rights affected by § 552? This session will examine typical scenarios so you can learn all you need to know about this difficult area of the law.

      Christopher A. Ward, Moderator
      Polsinelli PC; Wilmington, Del.

      Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Fla.); Miami

      Robert J. Miller
      Bryan Cave LLP; Phoenix

      Paul H. Zumbro
      Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; New York

      Consumer: Revisiting FRBP 3015.1 – How Courts and Cases Are Implementing Rule 3015.1 Five Months On

      This panel will review and debate issues regarding the new official form for chapter 13 plans, including how courts are tinkering with Rule 3015.1 — and why courts think they have the ability to do so.

      Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, Moderator
      U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. La.); Shreveport

      Michael T. Bates
      JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Dallas

      Lon A. Jenkins
      Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee; Salt Lake City

      Ariane Holtschlag
      Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd.; Chicago

      Innovative Technologies in Law Practice

      Innovative technologies and A.I. are changing the way lawyers practice law and the way law firms operate. Moderated by Professor Lois Lupica, this panel of lawyer-technologists will discuss their experiences with a variety of A.I. technology platforms, and explain how technology tools can help provided “value added” for firm clients.

      Hosted by the Emerging Industries and Technology & Unsecured Trade Creditors Committees

      Prof. Lois R. Lupica, Moderator
      University of Maine School of Law; Portland

      Kathryn DeBord
      Bryan Cave; Denver

      Luis Salazar
      Salazar Law; Miami

      Scott Y. Stuart
      Esquify; Chicago

      • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
      • Optional Event: The Next Wave in Retail Cases

        Eye On Bankruptcy Live

        Sponsored by B. Riley & Co., LLC, McGuireWoods LLP

        Prof. Juliet M. Moringiello, Moderator
        Widener University Commonwealth Law School; Harrisburg, Pa.

        Jeffrey L. Cohen
        Lowenstein Sandler LLP; New York

        Perry Mandarino
        B. Riley FBR, Inc.; New York

        Lillian Rizzo
        The Wall Street Journal; New York

        • 12:30-2:00 p.m.
      • Concurrent Sessions (2)

        Business Bankruptcy Legal Update

        Deryck A. Palmer, Moderator
        Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; New York

        Matthew T. Faga
        Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC; Denver

        Elizabeth J. Futrell
        Jones Walker LLP; New Orleans

        Christopher J. Giaimo
        Clark Hill PLC; Washington, D.C.

        Consumer Bankruptcy Legal Update

        Deborah B. Langehennig, Moderator
        Chapter 13 Trustee; Austin, Texas

        Hon. William Houston Brown (ret.)
        Carbondale, Colo.

        David W. Houston III
        Mitchell, McNutt & Sams; Aberdeen, Miss.

        Prof. Bruce A. Markell
        Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; Chicago

        • 2:15-3:30 p.m.
        • Wine & Cheese Reception

          Sponsored by Clifford Chance US LLP

          • 3:30-4:00 p.m.

          ABC Program: Professionalism! Competence! Featuring Judges on Best Practices

          Bankruptcy judges sound off on the best (and worst) behavior of our bankruptcy brothers and sisters. Join us in our first ABC-sponsored session!

          Craig M. Geno, Co-Moderator
          Craig M. Geno, PLLC; Ridgeland, Miss.

          J. Scott Bovitz, Co-Moderator
          Bovitz & Spitzer; Los Angeles

          Hon. James M. Carr
          U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ind.); Indianapolis

          Hon. David W. Hercher
          U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Or.); Portland

          Hon. Jerry C. Oldshue, Jr.
          U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D. Ala.); Mobile

          Hon. James J. Tancredi
          U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Conn.); Hartford

          Hon. Mary F. Walrath
          U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

          Blurring the Lines: The Advent and Ethics of Multidisciplinary Practice

          Hosted by the International and Financial Advisors & Investment Banking Committees

          Jerry Henechowicz
          MNP Ltd.; Toronto

          James Horgan
          PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Edison, NJ

          Annerose Tashiro
          Schultze & Braun GmbH; Achern, Germany

          Ian G. Williams
          RSM Restructuring; London

          Restructuring a Firm After Discrimination or Sexual Harassment Claims

          Hosted by the Commercial and Regulatory Law Committee

          Ford Elsaesser
          Elsaesser Anderson Chtd.; Sandpoint, ID

          Hon. Judith K. Fitzgerald (ret.);
          Tucker Arensberg, P.C.; Pittsburgh

          Debra S. Katz
          Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP; Washington, D.C.

          Ervin Terwilliger
          321 Capital Partners; Marriottsville, MD

          • 4:00-5:00 p.m.
2018 Annual Spring Meeting Sunday Schedule
  • Hot Breakfast

    • 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • Plenary Session: Judges' Hot Topics

    William J. Rochelle, III, Moderator
    American Bankruptcy Institute; New York

    Hon. Daniel P. Collins
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Ariz.); Phoenix

    Hon. Robert D. Drain
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); White Plains

    Hon. Bruce A. Harwood
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. N.H.); Concord

    • 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Break

    • 10:00-10:15 a.m.
    • Ethics Program: Your Ethical Duties

      This panel will focus on the duties professionals have to protect electronically stored client information, best practices, ethical obligations and business considerations.

      Ira L. Herman, Moderator
      Blank Rome LLP; New York

      Jerald B. Sussman
      Trenchware, Inc.; Chantilly, Va.

      Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg
      Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP; Chicago

      Nicolette C. Vilmos
      Broad and Cassel LLP; Orlando, Fla.

      • 10:15-11:45 a.m.
    11:45 a.m. ADJOURN