2017 Winter Leadership Conference, 2014

NO CLE - Crossing the T’s and Dotting the I’s: Documenting the Settlement Agreement

This panel will explore ways to draft pre-petition settlement agreements so that they are “bankruptcy- and preference-proof.” Post-petition settlement agreements will be addressed, with a focus on a discussion of releases, further assurance clauses, indemnification issues, and the settlement of various types of contested matters and adversary proceedings such as claims objections and avoidance actions.

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NO CLE - Independent Directors, Beware! Corporate Governance Issues in Restructurings, Chapter 11 Cases and Liquidations

Independent board directors play a vital and increasingly important role in restructurings. Acting as an independent director has great rewards, but it also has risks in today’s restructuring environment.

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NO CLE - How to Make It Rain: Tips from Seasoned Business Developers

A panel of proven rainmakers will share their tips on how restructuring professionals of any age can learn to bring in new business.

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NO CLE - A Survey of Current Developments

This panel will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Bellingham, the coming decision in Wellness, as well as other topical issues of interest.

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NO CLE - Great Debates!

Resolved: The absolute priority rule should be eliminated in multi-debtor cases.
Speakers:
Pro: Hon. James M. Peck (ret.)
Morrison & Foerster LLP; New York
Con:Hon. Mary F. Walrath
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

Resolved: The provisions in 11 U.S.C. § 363 prime and take precedence over the rights that 11 U.S.C. § 365(h) grants to lessees, so accordingly trustees/debtors in possession can sell real estate free and clear of any lease rights a tenant might have in the sold real estate.
Speakers:
Pro: Carren B. Shulman
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP; New York

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NO CLE - Committee Educational Session: The Future of Asset Sales: To Surcharge or Not to Surcharge

Asset Sales/Secured Credit Committees: This panel will debate the controversial proposal being considered by the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 to assess a charge or hold-back on secured lenders for a § 363 asset sale, including the pros and cons, mechanics, application in various circumstances, consequences and policy issues.

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NO CLE - Committee Educational Session: Health Care 101: What You Need to Know About Restructuring in the Health Care Industry

Health Care/Young & New Members Committees: Health care is a key area in which restructuring work is likely to grow significantly in the coming years. This panel will focus on the basics that professionals should know when it comes to handling bankruptcies and restructurings in the health care industry. The panel will also address tips and strategies as to how professionals can develop health care-related work.

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NO CLE - Committee Educational Session: Public Pensions in Bankruptcy: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed?

Labor & Employment/Financial Advisors & Investment Banking/Legislation Committees: This panel will address public pension law, including their financial magnitude, and will focus on a number of timely current issues ranging from constitutional matters to state authorization, § 903 and 904 concerns, and relevant legislation. The panelists will draw upon their recent experiences, particularly from municipal bankruptcy cases, to highlight key themes and provide relevant insights.

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NO CLE - Committee Educational Session: Criminal Intent: White-Collar Criminal and Securities Law Issues in Bankruptcy Cases

Business Reorganization/Bankruptcy Litigation Committees: This panel will discuss the current trends in white-collar criminal and securities law issues by examining such past cases as Drexel, Adelphia and GSC.

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NO CLE - Committee Educational Session: Resolving Tax Issues in Bankruptcy Court

Educational Session of Committees: The Bankruptcy Code provides enhanced and often unique opportunities to resolve tax issues faced by distressed businesses and individuals. Our program will provide a primer on how to address tax issues before and after filing for bankruptcy relief, followed by a discussion on significant tax problems faced by business and consumer debtors.

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