AIRA’s Annual Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference in New York (“POR”) is a forum presenting legal and financial perspectives on developments in bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. The one day program of individual and panel presentations is geared toward maximizing opportunities for learning, exchange and networking, as well as offering credit for continuing legal and professional education.

This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Conference Agenda

10:30–10:45 AMRefreshment Break
Sponsored by Ankura
10:45–11:00 AMIntroduction and Opening Remarks
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMIn Focus: The Net-Short Debt Strategy Paradigm

Disputes between debtors and creditors are common if not ubiquitous in bankruptcy. Certain investors are no longer motivated by the expectation that the debtor will pay its obligation in full at maturity, however. Instead, these investors acquire a “long” position in a debt instrument such as a bond, which on default will produce a profit on a larger “short” position in the company‘s debt, equity or derivatives. Examples include the cases of Windstream Holdings, Codere SA, iHeartCommunications Inc. and Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. The panel will delve into the particulars of the net-short debt strategies and their risks and market effects.

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12:00–12:30 PMLunch Break
Sponsored by CohnReznick LLP & Huron
12:30–1:30 PM Litigation Funding (In and Out of Bankruptcy): Good or Evil?

Learn about the benefits, pitfalls, and possible hurdles to litigation funding which has significantly impacted civil litigation, and is seeping into the bankruptcy world as well. This panel will address the mechanics, myths, and realities of litigation funding in civil and bankruptcy litigation, including the proposed Litigation Funding Transparency Act.

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1:30–2:30 PMHealth Care

The panel will discuss the dynamic regulatory issues distressed healthcare providers face in Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings, including a discussion on pre-filing and first day considerations, the interplay between government provider agreements and the automatic stay, and the courts views on issues such as recoupment rights and executory contracts.

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2:30–2:45 PMRefreshment Break
Sponsored by RSM US LLP
2:45–4:15 PM2019 - The Year in Review from the Perspectives of Judges and Attorneys

This presentation will examine significant decisions of the past year, with emphasis on cases from the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

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4:15–4:30 PMRefreshment Break
Sponsored by Deloitte
4:30–5:30 PMMass Torts in Bankruptcy

This panel will survey the current environment for handling mass tort claims through a bankruptcy proceeding. Issues include: case timing and funding; available insurance coverages; definitions of property of the estate and rights to beneficial interests; applicable deductibles/SIRs and indemnification rights; available policy limits and exclusions; estimation of claims vs. negotiation, claims verification, claims administration, and motions to file class proofs of claim; investigating the business; fraudulent transfers; establishment of settlement trusts to handle claims; and planning for a viable/feasible solution and outcome whether in a for-profit or not-for-profit business setting. Some recent cases of note include Insys, Takata Corp., various Catholic Diocese and other religious entities.

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5:30 – 6:45 PM Reception and 2019 Judicial Service Award recognizing:

Honoree: The Honorable Kathryn C. Ferguson,
Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey

Reception Sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP; Capital Hill Ventures, LLC; Duane Morris LLP; Goodwin Procter LLP; and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Thank you to AlixPartners for sponsoring the Conference App, and to Epiq for sponsoring the Charging Station.


Registration Rates

Conference & Reception:

Member: $395
Non–Member: $425
Judicial/Government/Academic: $115

Reception Only:

Member: $75
Non–Member: $95


CPE/CLE: Earn up to 6.5 CPE / 6.5 CLE* (based on a 50–minute hour)
*Application for New York accreditation pending approval. CLE for other states applied for on request.

Additional Information—Registration and payment of fee must be completed in advance at www.aira.org, or at the onsite registration desk.

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Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 10:45 AM – 6:45 PM

Location:
Union League Club
38 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016

CPE/CLE: Earn up to 6.5 CPE / 6.5 CLE* (based on a 50–minute hour)
*Application for New York accreditation pending approval. CLE for other states applied for on request. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

REGISTRATION RATES

Conference & Reception:

  • Member: $395
  • Non–Member: $425
  • Judicial/Government/Academic: $115

Reception Only:

  • Member: $75
  • Non–Member: $95

Register Now

SPONSORS

AlixPartners, LLP Ankura Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Capital Hill Ventures, LLC CohnReznick Duane Morris LLP Deloitte Epiq Goodwin Proctor LLP Huron RSM US LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLPP

Cancellations and Refunds

No refunds will be given for cancellations after November 11, 2019; however, substitutions will be allowed.

Questions and Complaint Resolution

For assistance or questions regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (541) 858–1665. For additional questions or for resolution of any complaint, please send an email to Thomas Morrow, Executive Director, at tmorrow@aira.org.