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PLI's Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2018: Current Developments

April 25-26, 2018

PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street
New York, New York 10036

Staying abreast of the current developments in restructuring, bankruptcy and reorganizations is essential, and this advanced conference assembles a remarkable faculty of bankruptcy judges and leading practitioners who will provide you with a thorough review and analysis of hot topics and recent decisions in diverse industries, including energy.

This program is designed for a wide range of restructuring, bankruptcy, reorganization and other transactional practitioners, litigators, in-house counsel and others who are involved in restructurings and insolvency cases. A basic knowledge of defaults, the Bankruptcy Code, rules and procedures is necessary.

Jones Day Business Restructuring & Reorganization partner Ben Rosenblum will speak on a panel entitled "Current Jurisdictional and Procedural Issues – Wellness Int’l, Stern v. Marshall, Madoff, et al."

Topics Include

  • Current legal and marketplace developments
  • Wellness Int’l, Stern v. Marshall, Bellingham, and subsequent appellate cases
  • Mediation best practices; arbitration and bankruptcy conflicts
  • Jevic, Radio Shack, Caesar’s, Lehman, General Motors, Madoff, Bayou, Tousa
  • Structured and complex finance developments
  • Corporate governance and the powers and duties of DIPs and of their boards; SPEs; D&O liability, insurance and damage issues — Deepening Insolvency
  • Ethics and civility in practice
  • Controversies on sales of assets free and clear under Sections 363 and 1129 and bid procedures and protections; credit bidding (Fisker et al) - successor liability (General Motors)
  • New developments regarding unsecured and secured claims and types of interest, make whole premiums, Momentive, fee allowance, and labor and pension issues and claims
  • Professional firm bankruptcies - "Unfinished Business" case developments; Heller; Coudert
  • Defenses to voidable preference attacks, including paid and unpaid new value and § 546(e)
  • Fraudulent conveyances, LBOs and safe harbors and conduits; section 546(e), "good faith," valuation issues; in pari delicto and Ponzi issues and defenses - Tribune, Lyondell and Madoff developments
  • Executory contracts, leases and IP transactional issues — § 365(n), structuring, assumption, rejection and “ride-through”; Sunbeam; drafting for success
  • Enforcing intercreditor agreements, subordination, voting, distribution and litigation issues (Momentive)
  • International and cross-border insolvencies, inbound and outbound; Vitro


Registration for this event is required. To register for this event and groupcast sessions, sign up for the webcast, or determine CLE credit, please visit the Practising Law Institute event site.