2015 Mid-level Professional Development Program, 2014

NO CLE - Judges’ Panel

Come hear a distinguished, national panel of bankruptcy judges share their candid reflections and views about professional do’s and don’ts, effective advocacy, courtroom (in)civility and the importance of bankruptcy law and bankruptcy practice to society generally.

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NO CLE - Client Perspectives: Advice for Becoming the Next Great Leader

A broad array of potential restructuring clients — private equity, examiners, traditional bank clients, industry clients, etc. — will share their thoughts about best practices, dos and don’ts, and helpful anecdotes. What characteristics distinguish a great bankruptcy or restructuring practitioner? What advice should someone give to younger professionals in the industry who want to be future leaders? What are some examples of the challenging ethical dilemmas that younger professionals face, and how should they be handled?

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NO CLE - Is Selling the New Reorganizing?

This nuts-and-bolts panel will cover the mechanics of § 363 sales, featuring discussions on pros and cons, current trends and recent cases, with a particular focus on credit-bidding (Fisker, Philly News and Free Lance-Star) and challenges to free-and-clear-sales (GM, Chrysler, Energytec).

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NO CLE - Keynote Presentation: “When Will We All Get Busy Again? The Next Restructuring Wave and the Next Generation of Restructuring Practice”

A timely and wide-ranging keynote discussion among leading professionals, market advisors and educators concerning current and future economic trends, predictions about the high yield and leveraged lending markets going forward and what it all means for restructuring practice in the short and long term.

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NO CLE - The Ins and Outs of Chapter 15: Don’t Be the Last One to “Recognize” the Benefits

Join a distinguished and experienced group of panelists as they discuss the recognition process and cross-border nuances of chapter 15, including how to prepare a chapter 15 case, strategic considerations and advising non-U.S. clients about the risks and benefits of the chapter 15 recognition process, as well as the cutting-edge legal issues that have arisen now that cross-border insolvencies and chapter 15 have become more prevalent.

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NO CLE - How to Stay Relevant and Busy in a Down Market

This panel will focus on the current challenging market for restructuring professionals. The faculty will share their insights into how they have maintained their practices during the current industry downturn and will tackle a broad range of questions and topics, including: What are the reasons for the downturn, and what, if anything, can restructuring professionals do to stem the downturn? How has the downturn impacted competition for clients, and what are some tips for distinguishing yourself?

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NO CLE - What’s Happening in Your City? Recent (and Future?) Developments in Municipal Bankruptcies

Municipal bankruptcy has moved to the forefront of the restructuring world; every day seems to bring a new filing or precedent. A battle-tested group of restructuring professionals on the front lines of municipal bankruptcy will provide a “back to basics” look at chapter 9 and will discuss recent developments and future trends in municipal bankruptcies, as well as their role and place in the world of restructuring professionals.

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