ABI EDUCATION PROGRAMS
8:45-9:45 a.m. Grand 2-4
Higher Ed & Charter School Restructuring (CLE)
Consolidations and closures of small colleges, and increasing demands on charter schools' finances, have been growing trends that have only been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. This panel will discuss how the pandemic has impacted enrollment, financing and out-of-court workouts, and, where appropriate, chapter 7 and 11 filings. The panelists will also consider the effects of COVID-related litigation regarding tuition reimbursement and potential enrollment contract modifications.
Adrienne K. Walker, Locke Lord LLP, Boston
Jonathan M. Chirunga, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management, Boston
Mark D. Podgainy, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, New York
Matthew P. Ward, Womble Bond Dickinson, Wilmington Del.
10:00-11:00 a.m. Grand 7-9
Rebuilding After COVID: A Macro View (CLE)
Focus on strategy for restructuring/recovery in hard-hit industries and adapting for changes in consumer trends (i.e., movies, concert venues, fast-casual restaurants, mall/retail space, business travel).
Hon. Deborah L. Thorne, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D. Ill.), Chicago
Katherine R. Catanese, Foley & Lardner LLP, New York
Michael J. Epstein, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, Boston
Bradford J. Sandler, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, Wilmington Del.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Grand 2-4
Unsecured Creditors Do Not Need to Be the Losers (CLE)
Focus on strategies for unsecured trade creditors to gain leverage in workouts, including the use of ad hoc groups, pre- and post-filing negotiations, and use of involuntary filings.
Hon. Kevin J. Carey (ret.), Hogan Lovells US LLP, Philadelphia
Cullen Drescher Speckhart, Cooley LLP, Washington, D.C.
Edward T. Gavin, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Wilmington, Del.
David M. Posner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, New York
12:15-1:15 p.m. Grand 7-9
Mortgage Modification Programs in Bankruptcy (CLE) (Consumer Practice)
A conversation on how bankruptcy courts can get ready for the expected tsunami of mortgage defaults post-COVID and beyond. The panelists will share recent updates on extending the same process to address student loan defaults in chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
Hon. Karen S. Jennemann United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida Orlando Division
Patricia Doyle-Kossick Patricia Doyle-Kossick, PLC Tempe, Arizona
Igor Roitburg Managing Director, Stretto
Laurie K. Weatherford Chapter 13 Trustee Orlando, Florida
1:15-3:15 p.m. White River E-J
ABI Luncheon & Keynote, presentation of the William J. Norton Judicial Excellence Award (ticketed)
Keynote will be announced soon.