WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beard Group, Inc., is hosting the 23rd Annual Distressed Investing Conference on Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 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. -- Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Reform Roundtable -- J. Timothy Howard, former CFO for Fannie Mae and author of The Mortgage Wars; Joshua Rosner at GRAHAM FISHER & CO. and co-author of Reckless Endangerment; Michael Fratantoni at MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION; and Michael Perini at PERINI CAPITAL -- followed by a breakout session for questions and discussion.
10:00 a.m. -- Latin America -- Aurelio García-Miró, Senior Managing Director, CONWAY MACKENZIE; Austin Camporin, ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT; Harrison Denman, Partner, WHITE & CASE; and Paul J. Keenan, Jr., Shareholder, GREENBERG TRAURIG
10:50 a.m. -- Restructuring Dynamics When Hedge Funds and Private Equity "Liens In" -- Stephanie Wickouski, Esq., Partner, BRYAN CAVE LLP; Steve Krause, Investment Counsel, OWL CREEK ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P., Steve Zelin, Partner, PJT PARTNERS INC.; and Jayme T. Goldstein, Partner, STROOCK & STROOCK & LAVAN LLP
11:45 a.m. -- Annual Awards Luncheon, presenting the Harvey R. Miller Outstanding Achievement Award for Service to the Restructuring Industry to Jack Butler, CEO, BIRCH LAKE HOLDINGS, L.P., and an interview conducted by last year's award recipient, Kenneth A. Buckfire, President & Managing Director, MILLER BUCKFIRE & CO., LLC
1:35 p.m. -- Fluctuating Asset Values in Chapter 11 -- Jack Butler, CEO, BIRCH LAKE HOLDINGS, L.P.
2:20 p.m. -- Hot Topics in European Restructuring -- Alan Tilley, Chairman, BRYAN, MANSELL & TILLEY LLP; Richard Tett, Partner, FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER; Corinne Ball, Partner, JONES DAY; Dr. Lukas Fecker, Founder and CEO, INNOVATION BRAIN; and Frederick D. Morris, Co-Head EMEA Distressed Credit Trading, GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO.
3:30 p.m. -- Ethics in Today's Tough Cases -- Buddy Can You Spare a Dime (or Less)? -- Harold L. Kaplan, Esq., Partner, FOLEY & LARDNER LLP; William A. Brandt, Jr., President & CEO, DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, INC.; Christopher J. Kearns, Managing Director, BERKELEY RESEARCH GROUP, LLC; Jennifer L. Marines, Partner, MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP; and Daniel A. Fliman, Partner, KASOWITZ, BENSON, TORRES & FRIEDMAN 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; 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 ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT honoring the 2016 Turnarounds & Workouts Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers:
-- Adam Brenneman at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
-- Jason G. Cohen at Bracewell
-- Harrison Denman at White & Case
-- Kelly DiBlasi at Weil Gotshal & Manges
-- Daniel A. Fliman at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
-- Brian D. Glueckstein at Sullivan & Cromwell
-- Jayme Goldstein at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
-- Nicole L. Greenblatt at Kirkland & Ellis
-- Jennifer L. Marines at Morrison & Foerster
-- Andrew Parlen at O'Melveny & Myers
-- Howard S. Steel at Brown Rudnick
-- Christopher Updike at Debevoise & Plimpton
This year's conference sponsors are:
-- Conway MacKenzie, Inc.
-- Development Specialists, Inc.
-- Elliott Management
-- Foley & Lardner LLP
-- Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
-- O'Melveny & Myers LLP
-- White & Case LLP
Visit http://bankrupt.com/DI2016/ 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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