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2016 Bankruptcy & Restructuring Update

Date:
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET
Session begins at 8:45 AM ET
Location:
Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

Join the American Bankruptcy Institute, authors of the Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise and other bankruptcy and restructuring experts for the 2016 Bankruptcy & Restructuring Update.

This three panel seminar is designed to provide insights and guidance to bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys and professionals.


Panel 1: Boom Year for High-Yield Debt a Warning Signal
The U.S. high-yield bond market is flashing a new concerning signal, with the ratio of upgrades to downgrades at the worst imbalance since the height of the Great Recession. What does this mean for corporate defaults?
Moderator:

Aleksandrs Rozens
Bloomberg Briefs Editor
Bloomberg L.P.

Speakers:

Jamie Baird
Partner
PJT Partners Inc.

Peter S. Kaufman
President and Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A
Gordian Group LLC

Prof. Stephen J. Lubben
Harvey Washington Wiley Chair in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
Seton Hall University School of Law

Bloomberg Law | 2016 Bankruptcy & Restructuring Update | American Bankruptcy Institute
Panel 2: Where is the Work in 2016: Sector Focus on Bankruptcy and Restructuring
What sectors of the economy are seeing the most action in 2016? Experts assess the market, with a focus on retail, healthcare and energy.
Moderator:

Bill Rochelle
Editor-at-Large
American Bankruptcy Institute
Speakers:

Holly Felder Etlin
Managing Director
AlixPartners

Nancy A. Peterman
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Deborah D. Williamson
Member
Dykema Cox Smith
Panel 3: Chapter 11 Reform Recommendations: One Year Later
ABI's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 issued its comprehensive Report and Recommendations in December 2014. What has the response been? What's next in Congress? Are courts already adopting some recommendations as best practices?
Moderator:

Michelle Harner
Professor of Law and Director, Business Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Speakers:

Hon. Kevin J. Carey
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
District of Delaware

Stephen Lerner
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs

Danielle Spinelli
Partner
WilmerHale
Who Would Benefit Most from Attending this Program?
Lawyers; bankruptcy, restructuring and distressed debt professionals; in-house counsel, or anyone else interested in bankruptcy law, restructuring and distressed debt.

Continuing Education Credits Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of bankruptcy law.
Delivery Method: Live Conference
Field of Study: Bankruptcy law
Anticipated CLE Credit(s): 3.0 (may vary based on from which jurisdiction requested)
Anticipated CLE Ethics Credit(s): 0

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