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Conference Agenda

Panel Time & Title Faculty Panel Description Presentation Materials Audio Recording
7:30 a.m. -- Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. -- Chairs' Opening Remarks Harold L. Kaplan, Partner, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP, and Donald S. MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, CONWAY MACKENZIE, INC.
8:10 a.m. -- Year in Review & New Business Opportunities Steven L. Gidumal, Managing Partner, VIRTUS CAPITAL, LP Our speaker, Steve Gidumal, is always thought provoking and is back for his 22nd year to review the year in distressed investing and bring his insights and unique perspectives on what to expect in the coming year.
8:50 a.m. -- Meade Monger, Managing Director, ALIXPARTNERS
9:40 a.m. -- Morning Networking Break
10:00 a.m. -- Municipal Finance Harold L. Kaplan, Partner, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP; William A. Brandt, Jr., President & CEO, DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, INC.
10:50 a.m. -- Litigation Finance Marc J. Carmel, Director, LONGFORD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP
11:45 a.m. -- Annual Awards Luncheon, presenting the Harvey R. Miller Outstanding Achievement Award for Service to the Restructuring Industry to _________. and an interview conducted by last year's award recipient, Jack Butler, CEO, BIRCH LAKE HOLDINGS, L.P.
1:35 p.m. -- Robert Benhenni, PÔLE UNIVERSITAIRE LÉONARD DE VINCI, Research Center, Finance Group
2:20 p.m. --
3:10 p.m. -- Afternoon Networking Break
3:30 p.m. -- Ethics Hour -- Post-Reorg Corporate Governance Deborah Hicks Midanek, SOLON GROUP; Steven A. Seiden, SEIDEN KRIEGER ASSOCIATES; and Tony Chapelle, FINANCIAL TIMES Earn an hour of CLE ethics credit as this panel discusses prudent constitution and population of a board of directors for a company emerging from a chapter 11 restrucutring, and the practical and ethical problems that arise if this is an afterthought to the laudable goal of confirming an otherwise consensual chapter 11 plan.
4:30 p.m. -- Investors' Roundtable Steven L. Gidumal, Managing Partner, VIRTUS CAPITAL, LP; Gary E. Hindes, Managing Director, THE DELAWARE BAY COMPANY LLC; Dave Miller, Portfolio Manager, Elliott Management Corp. and Neil S. Subin, Chairman, BROADBILL INVESTMENT PARTNERS LP There's a high probability that you'll want to call your broker with a buy or sell order following this roundtable discussion.
5:30 p.m. -- Reception (for all delegates, speakers and honorees) hosted by BRYAN CAVE LLP (at 1290 Avenue of the Americas) honoring the 2017 Turnarounds & Workouts Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers:
  • Jonathan Canfield at STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN LLP
  • Adam J. Goldberg at LATHAM & WATKINS LLP
  • Chad J. Husnick at KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
  • Richard S. Kebrdle at WHITE & CASE LLP
  • Meredith A. Lahaie at AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
  • Jennifer L. Marines at MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
  • David S. Meyer at VINSON & ELKINS LLP
  • Sunny Singh at WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
  • Eli J. Vonnegut at DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL LLP

We are grateful to this year's conference sponsors!

Conference Co-Chairs & Platinum Sponsors

Conway MacKenzie

Foley & Lardner

Gold Sponsors

Bryan Cave

Development Specialists, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Arent Fox

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Skadden Arps

Knowledge Partner

Longford Capital

Media Sponsors


Financial Times

Reorg Research

For speaking and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Joseph S. Cardillo Peter A. Chapman
(856) 381-8268- or -(215) 945-7000

Information about last year's conference is available at

Updated: Aug. 17, 2017