22nd Annual Distressed Investing Conference Program & Faculty

Nov 13, 2015, 08:52 ET from Beard Group, Inc.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beard Group, Inc., is hosting the 22nd Annual Distressed Investing Conference on Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, at The Park Lane Hotel located at 36 Central Park South in Midtown Manhattan. 

"We're honored to bring together an array of corporate restructuring professionals, lenders, and debt and equity investors in high-profile chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings who place their resources and reputations at risk to produce stellar results by preserving jobs, rebuilding broken businesses, and efficiently redeploying underutilized assets in the marketplace," says Peter A. Chapman, Beard Group's CEO.

This year's conference panels and faculty members are:

8:00 a.m. -- Chairs' Opening Remarks -- Harold L. Kaplan, Esq., Partner/Leader Corporate Trust and Bondholders Rights Team, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP, and Donald S. MacKenzie, Senior Managing Director, CONWAY MacKENZIE, INC.

8:10 a.m. -- Year in Review & New Business Opportunities -- Steven L. Gidumal, Managing Partner, VIRTUS CAPITAL, LP

8:50 a.m. -- Energy Future Holdings Update     -- Harold L. Kaplan, Esq., Partner/Leader Corporate Trust and Bondholders Rights Team, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP; Brett H. Miller, Esq., Partner, MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP; and other active participants in the case.

10:00 a.m. -- Maximizing Recoveries in the Service Industry -- William A. Brandt, Jr., President & CEO, DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, INC., and Chair, Illinois Finance Authority; Albert Togut, Esq., Managing Partner, TOGUT, SEGAL & SEGAL LLP; David Adler, Esq., Partner, McCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP; and Jason S. Friedman, Managing Director, MARATHON ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP

10:50 a.m. -- Emergent Topics Facing Indenture Trustees and Bondholders -- Stephanie Wickouski, Esq., Partner, BRYAN CAVE LLP; Mark Kronfeld, Partner, PLYMOUTH LANE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC; Samuel E. Star, Senior Managing Director, FTI CONSULTING, INC.; and Mark F. Hebbeln, Esq., Partner, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP

11:45 a.m. -- Annual Awards Luncheon, presenting the Harvey R. Miller Outstanding Achievement Award for Service to the Restructuring Industry to Kenneth A. Buckfire, President & Managing Director, MILLER BUCKFIRE & CO., LLC, and an interview conducted by last year's award recipient, James E. Millstein at MILLSTEIN & CO.   

1:35 p.m. -- Corporate Restructuring Roundtable Discussion -- Jack Butler, Executive Vice President, HILCO GLOBAL; David Resnick, President & Chief Investment Officer, THIRD AVENUE MANAGEMENT, LLC; Stephen F. Cooper, Chairman & Founder, COOPER INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLC; Kenneth A. Buckfire, President & Managing Director, MILLER BUCKFIRE & CO., LLC, and James E. Millstein at MILLSTEIN & CO.

2:20 p.m. -- Trends in Section 363 Asset Sales -- Gregory A. Charleston, Senior Managing Director, CONWAY MacKENZIE, INC.; Bobby Guy, Esq., Shareholder, POLSINELLI PC; and other invited experts to be announced.

3:30 p.m. -- Ethics Hour -- Myron T. Steele, Esq., Partner, POTTER ANDERSON & CORROON LLP (and the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware and a Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery); Elliot Moskowitz, Esq., Partner, DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL LLP; and Ronit J. Berkovich, Esq., Partner, WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP

4:30 p.m. -- Investors' Roundtable -- Steven L. Gidumal, Managing Partner, VIRTUS CAPITAL, LP; Gary E. Hindes, Managing Director, THE DELAWARE BAY COMPANY LLC; Leon Frenkel, General Partner, TRIAGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT; Ken Grossman, Managing Partner, JURIS ADVISORS LLC; Dave Miller, Portfolio Manager, Elliott Management Corp. and Neil S. Subin, Chairman, BROADBILL INVESTMENT PARTNERS LP

5:30 p.m. -- Reception (for all delegates, speakers and honorees) hosted by WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP honoring the 2015 Turnarounds & Workouts Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers:

  • Ronit J. Berkovich at Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Sunni P. Beville at Brown Rudnick
  • Jessica C.K. Boelter at Sidley Austin
  • Brian D. Glueckstein at Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Jayme T. Goldstein at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
  • Samuel A. Khalil at Milbank Tweed
  • Ross M. Kwasteniet at Kirkland & Ellis
  • Joseph G. Minias at Willkie Farr & Gallagher
  • Elliot Moskowitz at Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Sarah Link Schultz at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • David M. Turetsky at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Stephen D. Zide at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

This year's conference sponsors are:

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Development Specialists, Inc.
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Visit http:/bankrupt.com/DI2015/ for registration details and additional information about each panel discussion.  Beard Group's annual Distressed Investing conference is the oldest and most established New York restructuring conference. 

Beard Group, Inc., publishes Turnarounds & Workouts, Troubled Company Reporter, and Troubled Company Prospector.  Visit http://bankrupt.com/freetrial/ for a free trial subscription to one or more of Beard Group's corporate restructuring publications. 

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