Mealeys Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference (ABKCON0604)

Venue: The Four Seasons Hotel

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 07, 2004 End Date/Time: Jun 08, 2004
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Monday, June 7, 2004



8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast



9:00 Opening Remarks

James Restivo, Reed Smith

Bryan Blevins, Provost * Umphrey Law Firm



9:15 The Current Asbestos Bankruptcy Landscape

James Patton, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

Peter Van N. Lockwood, Caplin & Drysdale



10:00 Morning Break



10:15 The Use of 524g or 105 to Include Non-Debtor Companies or Non-Asbestos Products

Jeffrey Rich, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart

Additional speaker to be announced



11:00 Structure of an Asbestos Bankruptcy

Kevin Irwin, Keating Muething & Klekamp

Julie Davis, Caplin & Drysdale

Additional speaker to be announced



12:15 Luncheon with Keynote Address

Speaker to be announced



1:45 Insurance Standing and 'Insurer Neutrality'

Sander Esserman, Stutzman Bromberg Esserman & Plifka

Paul Singer, Reed Smith

Mark Plevin, Crowell & Moring



2:45 Afternoon Break



3:00 Trust Distribution Procedures

Russell Roten, Coudert Brothers

W.D. Hilton, President & CEO, Trust Services, Inc.

Additional speaker to be announced



4:00 Effect of the Bankruptcies on Plaintiffs, Defendants and Insurers

John Cooney, Cooney & Conway

Michael Brown, Drinker Biddle & Reath



5:00 Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by JAMS




Tuesday, June 8, 2004



8:30 Continental Breakfast



9:00 Mediations in the Bankruptcy Process

David Geronemus, JAMS

Robert Cusumano, Debevoise & Plimpton

Perry Weitz, Weitz & Luxenberg



9:45 Wall Street Perspective on Asbestos Issues

Barry Ridings, Managing Director & Co-Head of Restructuring Group, Lazard Frères & Co.



10:30 Morning Break



10:45 Pre-packs

Joseph Rice, Motley Rice

Tancred Schiavoni, O'Melveny & Myers

David Bernick, Kirkland & Ellis



11:45 Legislation Update - Federal and State

Speakers to be announced



12:30 Adjourn


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