Bloomberg BNA - 2015 Outlook on Bankruptcy

Bloomberg BNA hosted the 2015 Outlook on Bankruptcy: “What’s Ahead for Chapter 11 Reform” on Jan. 29, 2015. Members of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 participated on panels examining recommendations made in the commission’s final report. Topics included treatment of executory contracts and leases, derivatives and safe harbor provisions, recommendations on small and medium-sized enterprises, asset sales, and plan voting and confirmation issues.

Part 1

Treatment of Executory Contracts and Leases, Financial Contracts, Derivatives, Safe Harbor Provisions, Avoiding Powers and Administrative Claims

Speakers

Prof. Michelle M. Harner
University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore; Reporter, Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11
Prof. Stephen Lubben
Seton Hall University Law School
Harold S. Novikoff
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Part 2

Recommendations on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Estate Neutral Concepts, Financing the Case, DIP Financing and Related Issues

Speakers

Jack Butler
Hilco Global
Robert J. Keach
Bernstein Shur; Co-chair of the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11
Albert Togut
Togut, Segal & Segal, LLP; Co-chair of the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 1

Part 3

Sales, Including Sales of All or Substantially All of Assets of the Business Value Determinations, Allocation and Distribution Plan Voting and
Confirmation Issues

Speakers

Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez
New York University Law School, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (ret.)
James P. Seery
RiverBirch Capital
Fredric Sosnick
Shearman & Sterling LLP