2015 Mid-level Professional Development Program, 2013

NO CLE - Liquidating Broker-Dealers: Lessons from Lehman, MF Global and Madoff

The recent liquidations of Lehman, MF Global and Madoff under the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 (SIPA) are unprecedented in their size and complexity, and have changed the landscape of broker/dealer liquidations. This panel will discuss the nuts and bolts of liquidations under SIPA, the ways in which they differ from chapter 11 cases, and the impact of recent decisions in this area.

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NO CLE - Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Career Planning Discussion)

Careers in professional restructuring services are both challenging and rewarding, and evaluating strategic career moves can be equally as taxing. The panelists will provide their diverse perspectives on career paths in the restructuring world, offer practical advice for assessing potential opportunities in today’s restructuring market, and share their reflections on their own decisions to stay the course or to take on new challenges in their restructuring careers.

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NO CLE - Judges’ Panel

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NO CLE - Resolving Complex Financial Institutions: Chapter 14, OLA and Living Wills

Are any financial institutions “too big to fail”? Since the financial crisis of 2008, governments, financial institutions, practitioners and academics have debated, proposed and in some instances implemented provisions to reduce the likelihood that a failure by a systemically important financial institution would cause systemic risk. This panel will discuss the failures of U.S. financial institutions and the current and prospective measures to facilitate the resolution of these institutions without transmitting risk to the U.S. financial system.

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NO CLE - Recovery Strategies: Intercompany Claims, Corporate Structure Issues and Unsecured Claim Valuation

The issue of "double-dipping", wherein a creditor is able to increase its recovery by multiplying its allowed claim against a particular entity or asserting claims against multiple entities, has been prevalent in a number of recent restructurings, including American Airlines, Lehman Brothers, CIT Group Inc., Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. and AbitibiBowater Inc. This panel will address the concept of "double-dipping", the scenarios under which it arises and their experience in dealing with the issue in various cases.

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