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Friday, September 14
 

10:00am PDT

Secrets of a Transactional Attorney—Pre-petition Workout Tips, Bad-boy Guaranties, DIP Loans and Sale Contracts

Hon. Linda B. Riegle, Moderator

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.); Las Vegas

Dawn M. Cica

Lewis and Roca LLP; Las Vegas

Peter M. Gilhuly

Latham & Watkins LLC; Los Angeles

Frank A. Merola

Jefferies & Company, Inc.; Los Angeles 


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avatar for Dawn M. Cica

Dawn M. Cica

Partner, Lewis and Roca LLP
Dawn M. Cica is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group of Lewis and Roca LLP in Las Vegas. She also practices in the firm’s Gaming and Business Transactions groups. Ms. Cica has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of financial and real estate transactions... Read More →
avatar for Peter M. Gilhuly

Peter M. Gilhuly

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLC
Peter M. Gilhuly is a corporate restructuring and bankruptcy partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles, where he is responsible for managing its West Coast insolvency practice, representing debtors, buyers, hedge funds, private-equity funds, first- and second-lien holders... Read More →
avatar for Frank A. Merola

Frank A. Merola

Managing Director, Jefferies & Company, Inc
Frank A. Merola is a managing director of the recapitalization and restructuring group at Jefferies & Co., Inc. in Los Angeles, which he joined after 20 years as an attorney at Stutman, Treister & Glatt, P.C. After beginning his career as a debtor’s lawyer, he began focusing his... Read More →
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Hon. Linda B. Riegle

Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.)
Hon. Linda B. Riegle was appointed to a 14-year term of office as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada in January 1988 in Las Vegas and was reappointed to a second 14-year term in January 2002. She also served as the chief bankruptcy judge for the District of Nevada... Read More →


Friday September 14, 2012 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Acacia 2
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11:30am PDT

Why Am I Being Sent to District Court and What Do I Do There?

David B. Shemano, Moderator

Peitzman Weg; Los Angeles

Ford Elsaesser

Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, Chtd; Sandpoint, Id.

Robbin L. Itkin

Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Los Angeles

Hon. Gloria Navarro

U.S. District Court (D. Nev.); Las Vegas 

 


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Ford Elsaesser

Senior Partner, Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald, Chtd
Ford Elsaesser is a senior partner with Elsaesser Jarzabek Anderson Elliott & Macdonald Chtd. in Sandpoint, Idaho, where his practice focuses on restructuring insolvency and bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, trusteeships and federal and state courts receiverships, mediation... Read More →
avatar for Robbin L. Itkin

Robbin L. Itkin

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Robbin L. Itkin is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Los Angeles, where she is a member of its Business Solutions Department. She launched its West Coast restructuring group, has helped to expand the firm’s restructuring practice nationally, and represents debtors, creditors... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Gloria Navarro

Hon. Gloria Navarro

Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. District Court (D. Nev.)
Hon. Gloria M. Navarro is a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Nevada in Las Vegas, nominated by President Barack Obama on Dec. 24, 2009, and confirmed by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate on May 5, 2010. She was previously the Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clark County’s... Read More →
avatar for David B. Shemano

David B. Shemano

Partner, Peitzman Weg
David B. Shemano is a partner with Peitzman Weg LLP in Los Angeles, where he represents chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, secured creditors and general unsecured creditors in all aspects of corporate bankruptcy. Prior to joining Peitzman Weg LLP, Mr. Shemano... Read More →


Friday September 14, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Acacia 2
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Saturday, September 15
 

9:00am PDT

Hotckaes and Hot Topics: Judges' Roundtable Q&A
Saturday September 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Four Seasons Ballroom 1-3
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10:30am PDT

Plenary Session: Ethics: Client Issues
Speakers
avatar for Hon. Bruce T. Beesley

Hon. Bruce T. Beesley

Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Nev.)
Hon. Bruce T. Beesley was sworn in as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada in Reno on Jan. 3, 2011. Previously was a practicing attorney for approximately 30 years, specializing in bankruptcy and civil litigation matters. Judge Beesley began his bankruptcy career in 1980... Read More →
avatar for Patricia A. Redmond

Patricia A. Redmond

Shareholder, Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA
Patricia A. Redmond is a shareholder in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department of Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. in Miami, where she concentrates on creditors’ rights and insolvency counseling in bankruptcy court and out-of-court restructurings... Read More →
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Bradley D. Sharp

Senior Vice President, Development Specialists, Inc.
Bradley D. Sharp is senior vice president with the Los Angeles office of Development Specialists, Inc., where he has substantial experience in providing crisis-management and consulting services to companies in various industries, including real estate, consumer finance, high-tech... Read More →
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James Patrick Shea

Managing Partner, Shea & Carlyon, Ltd.
James Patrick Shea is the managing partner of Shea & Carlyon, Ltd. in Las Vegas, where he focuses on creditors’ rights, insolvency and reorganization. He has represented a number of hotel casinos and airlines, as well as numerous financial institutions. A frequent author and lecturer... Read More →
avatar for William P. Weintraub

William P. Weintraub

Member, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP
William P. Weintraub is a member of the law firm of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP in New York and heads the firm’s Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group, when his practice focuses on business reorganizations, workouts and bankruptcy, and he routinely represents debtors, creditors... Read More →


Saturday September 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Four Seasons Ballroom 1-3
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