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Fundamental Skills Track [clear filter]
Friday, September 14
 

10:00am PDT

Fundamental Skills Track: Putting on Your Case in Chief: Does Anyone Know How to Ask a Question?

Peter J. Gurfein, Moderator

Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP; Los Angeles

John D. Penn

Haynes and Boone, LLP; Fort Worth, Texas

Michael E. Straneva

Ernst & Young; Phoenix

Jeffrey R. Truitt

XRoads Solutions Group; Santa Ana, Calif.

Hon. Gregg W. Zive

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.); Reno

 


Speakers
avatar for Peter J. Gurfein

Peter J. Gurfein

Partner, Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP
Peter J. Gurfein is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP, where his practice focuses on representing creditors’ committees, trustees, debtors and equity-holders in major chapter 11 cases in the airline, health care, retail, telecommunication, entertainment, high-tech... Read More →
avatar for John D. Penn

John D. Penn

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
John D. Penn is a partner in the Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy Section of Haynes and Boone LLP in Fort Worth, Texas, and has been an active bankruptcy and insolvency practitioner for more than 25 years. He is a former chairman and president of ABI and the American Board... Read More →
avatar for Michael E. Straneva

Michael E. Straneva

Partner, Ernst & Young
Michael E. Straneva, CPA, CIRA is a partner in the Phoenix office of Ernst & Young LLP, where he leads the Americas Real Estate Sector and focuses on real estate appraisal and valuation, transaction due diligence, portfolio analyses and structuring, project feasibility and market... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey R. Truitt

Jeffrey R. Truitt

Principal, XRoads Solutions Group
Jeffrey R. Truitt is a principal of the Santa Ana, Calif., office of XRoads Solutions Group, specializing in financial advisory, restructuring and turnaround services. He has served as financial advisor to myriad companies, secured creditors, ad hoc bondholder groups, official committees... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Gregg W. Zive

Hon. Gregg W. Zive

Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.)
Hon. Gregg W. Zive was sworn in as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada in Reno on Jan. 23, 1995, and was reappointed in 2009. He is admitted to the bars of California (1973) and Nevada (1976) and to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Zive is a past president... Read More →


Friday September 14, 2012 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Mesquite 1&2

11:30am PDT

Fundamental Skills Track: Confirmation Basics

Mette H. Kurth, Moderator

Arent Fox LLP; Los Angeles

Michael McGrath

Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, PC; Tucson, Ariz.

Robert John Miller

Bryan Cave LLP; Phoenix

Hon. Barry Russell

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Cal.); Los Angeles

 


Speakers
avatar for Mette H. Kurth

Mette H. Kurth

Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Mette H. Kurth is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group of Arent Fox LLP in Los Angeles. She is on the Turnaround Management Association’s board of directors (2009-present) and was a member of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum’s board of directors (2005-08... Read More →
avatar for Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

Partner, Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C.
Michael McGrath is a partner with Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C. in Tucson, Ariz., where his practice focuses on creditors’ and debtors’ rights and commercial and real estate transactions. Currently, Mr. McGrath serves as a lawyer delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and... Read More →
avatar for Robert John Miller

Robert John Miller

Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Robert J. Miller is a partner with Bryan Cave LLP in Phoenix and where he leads the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights practice group. He concentrates on commercial workouts, chapter 11 restructurings and all aspects of commercial bankruptcy litigation, regularly representing... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Barry Russell

Hon. Barry Russell

Chief Judge Emeritus, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (C.D. Cal.)
Hon. Barry Russell is Chief Judge Emeritus for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Appointed a bankruptcy judge in 1974, he served as chief judge from January 2003 to December 2006, later serving on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and... Read More →


Friday September 14, 2012 11:30am - 12:45am PDT
Mesquite 1&2

2:15pm PDT

Fundamental Skills Track: "Possessing More Data than Judgment?": The Proper Use of Experts

Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport, Moderator

William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Susan G. Boswell

Quarles & Brady LLP; Tucson, Ariz.

Monty L. Kehl

Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago

Jordan A. Kroop

Squire Sanders; Phoenix

Deborah D. Williamson

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated; San Antonio

 


Speakers
avatar for Susan G. Boswell

Susan G. Boswell

Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
Susan G. Boswell is a partner in the Tucson, Ariz., office of Quarles & Brady LLP, where her practice focuses on national bankruptcy and business reorganization. She has represented creditors and debtors in such industries as health care, hotels, transportation (including airlines... Read More →
avatar for Monty L. Kehl

Monty L. Kehl

Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC
Monty L. Kehl is a senior managing director with Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC in Chicago and has more than 20 years of experience providing financial advisory services. He has assisted troubled companies and their creditors to identify and implement optimizing solutions through... Read More →
avatar for Jordan A. Kroop

Jordan A. Kroop

Partner, Squire Sanders' Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group
Jordan A. Kroop is a partner in Squire Sanders’ Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group in the firm’s Phoenix and New York offices. His practice focuses on corporate bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring matters, and he represents publicly traded and privately held... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Rapoport

Nancy Rapoport

Interim Dean and Gordon Silver Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada
Nancy B. Rapoport is the Special Counsel to the President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She is also the Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is an Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics... Read More →
avatar for Deborah D. Williamson

Deborah D. Williamson

Shareholder, Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
Deborah D. Williamson advises clients on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights as a shareholder with Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated in San Antonio, where she heads its Creditors’ Rights, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department. She is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law... Read More →


Friday September 14, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mesquite 1&2

3:45pm PDT

Fundamental Skills Track: The Art of Persuasion: Best (and Worst) Practices

Dillon E. Jackson, Moderator

Foster Pepper PLLC; Seattle

Hon. Leif M. Clark

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tex.); San Antonio

Robert J. Keach

Bernstein Shur; Portland, Maine

Michael P. Richman

Hunton & Williams, LLP; New York

 


Speakers
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Hon. Leif M. Clark

Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (W.D. Tex.)
Hon. Leif M. Clark has served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio since 1987. He has authored more than 200 opinions, some of which have been seminal decisions on emerging issues in both consumer and business bankruptcy. In addition, Judge... Read More →
avatar for Dillon E. Jackson

Dillon E. Jackson

Partner, Foster Pepper PLLC
Dillon E. Jackson is a partner with Foster Pepper PLLC in Seattle and is past chair of its Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group. He concentrates on bankruptcy and other creditordebtor matters and represents debtors and secured creditors in workouts and loan restructurings. Mr... Read More →
avatar for Robert J. Keach

Robert J. Keach

Shareholder, Bernstein Shur
Robert J. Keach is a shareholder at Bernstein Shur in Portland, Maine, where he focuses on the representation of various parties in workouts and bankruptcy cases, including debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, lessors and third parties acquiring troubled companies and/or... Read More →
avatar for Michael P. Richman

Michael P. Richman

Partner, Hunton & Williams, LLP
Michael P. Richman is a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP in New York and has represented virtually every party in interest in chapter 11 cases, with a particular focus on debtors, creditors’ committees and financial institutions. With more than 20 years of experience as a bankruptcy... Read More →


Friday September 14, 2012 3:45pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mesquite 1&2