WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beard Group, Inc., is hosting the 21st Annual Distressed Investing Conference on Mon., Dec. 1, 2014, at The Helmsley Park Lane Hotel located at 36 Central Park South in 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. -- Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks -- Hugh M. Ray, Esq., Principal, McKOOL SMITH and Van E. Conway, Chief Executive Officer, CONWAY MacKENZIE, INC.
8:10 a.m. -- Year in Review & New Business Opportunities -- Steven L. Gidumal, Managing Partner, VIRTUS CAPITAL, LP
8:40 a.m. -- Municipal Debt Restructuring -- Glenn M. Kushiner, Managing Director, CONWAY MacKENZIE, INC.; John W. Hill, Chief Financial Officer, CITY OF DETROIT; James Doak, Managing Director, MILLER BUCKFIRE; Jamie Baird, Managing Director, THE BLACKSTONE GROUP, L.P.; and William A. Brandt, Jr., President & CEO, DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, INC., and Chair, Illinois Finance Authority.
9:25 a.m. -- Funding into a Cash Burn -- Gregory A. Charleston, Senior Managing Director, CONWAY MacKENZIE, INC.; John Rosin, Managing Director - National Originations Manager, MIDCAP FINANCIAL LLC; Jeffrey S. Kolke, Managing Director, MONROE CAPITAL LLC; and Gerard Hanabergh, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, FIRST CAPITAL
10:25 a.m. -- When the 546(e) Safe Harbor Isn't Safe -- Stephanie Wickouski, Esq., Partner, BRYAN CAVE LLP; Colin M. Adams, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley & Co.; Sharon L. Levine, Esq., Partner, LOWENSTEIN SANDLER LLP; Todd R. Snyder, Executive Vice Chairman of North American GFA and Co-Chair of the North American Debt Advisory and Restructuring Group, ROTHSCHILD INC.; and Christopher K. Kiplok, Partner, HUGHES HUBBARD & REED LLP
11:05 a.m. -- Investing in Highly Regulated Businesses -- Joseph H. Smolinsky, Partner, WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP; George Mack, Managing Director, BARCLAYS CAPITAL; Alexander Tracy, Managing Director, MILLER BUCKFIRE & CO., LLC; and Brian S. Rosen, Esq., Partner, WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
11:45 a.m. -- The Harvey R. Miller Awards Luncheon sponsored by EPIQ SYSTEMS, INC., presenting the Harvey R. Miller Outstanding Achievement Award for Service to the Restructuring Industry to James E. Millstein at Millstein & Co.
1:30 p.m. -- Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Conservatorship Proceedings -- Matthew D. McGill, Esq., GIBSON DUNN; Bill Maloni, former Fannie Mae lobbyist; James E. Millstein, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MILLSTEIN & CO.; and Kent Collier, REORG RESEARCH INC.
2:10 p.m. -- Make-Whole Premiums -- Peter S. Goodman, Esq., Principal, McKOOL SMITH; Brent Williams, Managing Director, TENEO CAPITAL; Philip C. Dublin, Esq., Partner, AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP; and Robert T. Schmidt, Esq., Partner, KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL LLP
3:05 p.m. -- Trends & Novel Strategies -- Harold L. Kaplan, Esq., Partner, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP; Lorenzo Mendizabal, Esq., Managing Director, EPIQ SYSTEMS; David S. Kurtz, Managing Director, LAZARD; and Evan R. Fleck, Esq., Partner, MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & McCLOY LLP
3:45 p.m. -- Ethics Hour -- Jack Butler, Executive Vice President, HILCO GLOBAL and Edward ("Ted") Gavin, Managing Director, GAVIN/SOLMONESE LLC
4:45 p.m. -- Investors' Roundtable -- Steven L. Gidumal, Managing Partner, VIRTUS CAPITAL, LP; Leon Frenkel, General Partner, TRIAGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT; Ken Grossman, Managing Partner, JURIS ADVISORS LLC; Gary E. Hindes, Managing Director, THE DELAWARE BAY COMPANY LLC; and Dave Miller, Portfolio Manager, Elliott Management Corp.
5:30 p.m. -- Reception (for all delegates, speakers and honorees) hosted by WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP honoring the 2014 Turnarounds & Workouts Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers:
-- Scott L. Alberino at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
-- Luke A. Barefoot at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
-- Joshua Brody at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
-- Jason G. Cohen at Bracewell & Giuliani
-- Garrett Fail at Weil, Gotshal & Manges
-- Jill Frizzley at Shearman & Sterling
-- Jayme T. Goldstein at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
-- Brian D. Glueckstein at Sullivan & Cromwell
-- James J. Mazza, Jr., at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
-- Dan B. Prieto at Jones Day
-- Dustin P. Smith at Hughes Hubbard & Reed
-- Joshua A. Sussberg at Kirkland & Ellis
This year's conference sponsors are:
-- Bryan Cave LLP
-- Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
-- Development Specialists, Inc.
-- Epiq Systems, Inc.
-- Foley & Lardner
-- Gavin/Solmonese LLC
-- Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
-- McKool Smith
-- Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
-- Teneo Capital
-- Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Visit http:/bankrupt.com/DI2014/ 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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