Mealeys Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference (ABKCON)
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Jun 09, 2005||End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2005|
Conference Chaired by
Sander L. Esserman, Esq., Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka,
Norman L. Pernick, Esq., Saul Ewing LLP,
The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $1295 for the first attendee.
How to Register
Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail email@example.com or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.
• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $1095
• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $1145
• Government employees — one-third off — $865
• Sitting judges — attend free
• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $435
Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.
Registrants who cancel on or before May 25th will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from May 26th-June 1st will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after June 1st will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is located at 160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place, just 45 minutes from O’Hare International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 312-266-1000. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference, June 9-10, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $275 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is May 18th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.
For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.
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Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.
Thursday, June 9, 2005
8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Sander Esserman, Stutzman Bromberg Esserman & Plifka
Norman Pernick, Saul Ewing
8:45 Update on the Current Major Bankruptcies
Moderator: Sander Esserman, Stutzman Bromberg Esserman & Plifka
Theodore Freedman, Kirkland & Ellis
Elihu Inselbuch, Caplin & Drysdale
9:45 Morning Break
10:00 Doing Business in a Post-CE Environment
Moderators: Sander Esserman, Stutzman Bromberg Esserman & Plifka and Norman Pernick, Saul Ewing
Steven Kazan, Kazan McClain Abrams Fernandez Lyons & Farrise
David Bernick, Kirkland & Ellis
Joseph Rice, Motley Rice
Additional speaker to be announced
11:15 The Estimation Process
Frederick Dunbar, PhD, Senior Vice President, NERA
Mark Peterson, Esq., PhD, Principal, Legal Analysis Systems
12:30 Networking Luncheon
1:30 Perspectives on Asbestos Bankruptcy — The Trustee
Moderator: W.D. Hilton, President & CEO, Trust Services Inc.
Mark Gleason, CPA, CVA, ABV, Managing Director, Gleason & Associates
Frank Andrews, Chair, Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust
Stephen Snyder, Snyder Miller & Orton
2:45 Afternoon Break
3:00 Perspectives on Asbestos Bankruptcy — Insurance
Douglas Cameron, Reed Smith
Mark Plevin, Crowell & Moring
4:00 Trying a Substantive Consolidation Case
Moderator: Norman Pernick, Saul Ewing
Martin Bienenstock, Weil Gotshal & Manges
Michael Crames, Kaye Scholer
James Patton, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
5:15 Networking Reception
Friday, June 10, 2005
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 In Pursuit of Legislation — Renewed Efforts in 2005
Moderator: David Austern, Claims Resolution Managemen Corporation
Bryan Blevins, Provost Umphrey Law Firm
Additional speakers to be announced
10:00 Morning Break
10:15 The Wall Street Perspective on Asbestos Bankruptcies
Speakers to be announced
11:15 Anatomy of a Successful Asbestos Bankruptcy
Panel discussion regarding the components needed to put together a successful asbestos bankruptcy
Jeffrey Rich, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
Don Godwin, Godwin Gruber
Russell Budd, Baron & Budd
Jack Kinzie, Baker Botts
Eric Green, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law and Principal, Resolutions, LLC