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2ND ANNUAL

MID-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Thursday, October 28, 2010 Weil, Gotshal & Manges Conference Center 767 Fifth Avenue, 25th Floor New York, New York


2ND ANNUAL

MID-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION

Following a successful inaugural launch in Chicago in 2009, the ABI Mid-Level Professional Development Program moves to New York in 2010! This unique program, geared toward midlevel insolvency and restructuring professionals, includes both technical and career advancement sessions. Attendees at the program will learn from the country’s top attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers and other restructuring professionals. Register now, and do not miss this oneof-a-kind event – space is limited!

I N A D D I T I O N , A L L AT T E N D E E S W I L L RECEIVE A COPY OF Chapter 11 “101”—The Nuts and Bolts of Chapter 11 Practice: A Primer CD-Rom

Authors: Jonathan P. Friedland, Michael L. Bernstein, Prof. George W. Kuney and Prof. John D. Ayer This primer is a compilation and expansion of a series of articles first written for the ABI Journal during 2004 and 2005. Now updated and assembled in a handy CD-Rom format, the work is an essential but fast read for new restructuring professionals, from attorneys to financial restructuring advisors. Law students and lawyers who are not chapter 11 specialists will also understand the basic contours of this area of the law through the CD-Rom. More than 20 chapters of topics are covered, with extensive supplemental materials from actual cases.

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PRESIDENTIAL PARTNERS


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PROGRAM

Thursday, October 28 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration Sponsored by Moelis & Company

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Welcome Address

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Key Issues of Distressed Asset Sales Holly Felder Etlin, Moderator AlixPartners, LLP; New York Douglas P. Bartner Shearman & Sterling LLP; New York Shary Moalemzadeh The Carlyle Group; New York Homer D. Parkhill Rothschild Inc.; New York

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Presentation Featuring Adolfo Laurenti Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Chicago

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Professional Visibility: The Art and Science of Relationship-Building Susan Manch Shannon & Manch; New York

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Davis Polk & Wardwell

The Art of Exit Strategies Mark T. Power, Moderator Hahn & Hessen LLP; New York Corinne Ball Jones Day; New York Robert J. Duffy FTI Consulting, Inc.; Boston Bruce Mendelsohn Goldman Sachs & Co.; New York

10:15-11:15 a.m.

3:30-3:45 p.m.

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Negotiating for Results Matthew A. Feldman, Moderator Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; New York Kenneth A. Buckfire Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; New York Christopher J. Kearns Capstone Advisory Group, LLC; New York Joseph H. Smolinsky Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Valuation Issues in Chapter 11 Cases Hon. Robert D. Drain, Moderator U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.); White Plains William Q. Derrough Moelis & Company; New York Benjamin S. Kaminetzky Davis Polk & Wardwell; New York Howard Seife Chadbourne & Parke, LLP; New York

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Career Development: “How Do I Advance within My Firm and My Profession?” Timothy R. Coleman , Moderator The Blackstone Group; New York Marcia L. Goldstein Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; New York Barry W. Ridings Lazard; New York James H.M. Sprayregen Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chicago

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by The Garden City Group, Inc.


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ADVISORY BOARD

ADVISORY BOARD CO-CHAIRS Douglas E. Deutsch Chadbourne & Parke, LLP; New York Alan D. Holtz AlixPartners, LLP; New York

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS Thane Carlston Moelis & Company; New York Don D. Grubman Hahn & Hessen LLP; New York Edna Lee Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; New York Nancy A. Mitchell Greenberg Traurig, LLP; New York Damian S. Schaible Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; New York

Kathryn A. Pamenter The Garden City Group, Inc.; Chicago

Ronald J. Silverman Bingham McCutchen LLP; New York Steven Simms FTI Consulting, Inc.; New York Lloyd A. Sprung Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; New York Michael H. Torkin Shearman & Sterling LLP; New York

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SPONSORS

AlixPartners, LLP (Gold Sponsor) Bingham McCutchen LLP (Gold Sponsor) Capstone Advisory Group LLC (Gold Sponsor) Chadbourne & Parke LLP (Gold Sponsor) Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Silver Sponsor) Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. (Silver Sponsor) FTI Consulting, Inc. (Gold Sponsor) Goldman Sachs & Co. (Gold Sponsor)

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Gold Sponsor) Hahn & Hessen, LLP (Gold Sponsor) Lazard(Gold Sponsor) Mesirow Financial Consulting (Gold Sponsor) Moelis & Company (Gold Sponsor) Rothschild, Inc. (Gold Sponsor) Shearman & Sterling, LLP (Silver Sponsor) The Garden City Group (Gold Sponsor)

WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP, FOR HOSTING THIS

PROGRAM


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REGISTRATION

register online: www.abiworld.org/PDP10 Name_______________________________________________________ Name for badge_______________________________________________ Title _ ______________________________________________________ Firm/Company_______________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________ City________________________________________________________ State __________________ Zip/Postal Code_______________________ Telephone ( )____________________________________________ Fax ( )_ ________________________________________________ E-mail______________________________________________________ 1] CONFERENCE RATES ABI Member Govt./Academic/Nonprofit New Member* Govt./Academic/ Nonprofit New Member*

o $245 o $195 o $495 o $290

A $50 premium will be added for all on-site registrations. *Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members only—a $275 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. To renew your ABI membership, go to Step 3.

o I WILL Attend the Networking Reception (no charge for registrants) 2] CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT o CLE/CPE Credit State(s) ___________________________________ (Circle One) Bar No. ________________________________________ 3] ABI MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL (optional)

Regular Govt./Academic/Nonprofit/Intl.

$275 $95

$______ $______

4] PAYMENT TOTAL $____________ o Check payable to American Bankruptcy Institute enclosed. o Charge to Credit Card oe oy ow Acct. No. _______________________________ Exp. Date ________________ Signature_________________________________________________________ QUESTIONS? Call ABI at (703) 739-0800, or visit ABI World at www.abiworld.org/PDP10 Fax credit card orders to (866) 921-1027, or send completed registration form and payment to: ABI, P.O. Box 34709, Alexandria, VA 22334-0709, Attn. PDP10


Anthony H.N. Schnelling

ENDOWMENT FUND online at: endowment.abi.org

The ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund was created in 1989 to provide resources for research and education. Projects eligible for funding include: studies relating to bankruptcy or insolvency; surveys or other analytical investigation; the education of judges, court personnel, other governmental personnel and the general public; scholarships or other educational grants; and any other projects with a material research or educational benefit to the bankruptcy and insolvency community. More than $1 million has been distributed. Contributions are tax deductible. The ABI Endowment is a 501(c)(3) taxexempt organization.

ENDOWMENT&RESEARCH To donate to the fund, please check the appropriate box on the Contribution & Pledge Card or contact P.O. Box 34709 Alexandria, VA 22334-0709 Phone: (703) 739-0800 Fax: (866) 921-1027

CONTRIBUTION&PLEDGE CARD I support insolvency research and education! Levels of Support: o o o o o o

Century Council Member Lifetime Member* Benefactor Sustaining Member Leadership Club Donor

$25,000 and Greater $10,000 - $24,999 $5,000 - $9,999 $2,000 - $4,999 $1,000 - $1,999 $100 - $1000

New contributions or pledges at or above the Sustaining Member level will be recognized at the Annual Spring Meeting. Contributions may be paid in equal installments of up to five years. All gifts are cumulative to allow donors to advance their level of contribution. * Lifetime members receive a complimentary annual membership upon completed payment of the pledge.

Donor Information

List As:________________________________________________ (as you want it to appear in ABI acknowledgement materials)

Billing Information Contact Name/Firm_ ____________________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City____________________ State_____ Zip _ ________________

My total pledge is $ ____________________________________ Contribution solicited by __________________________________

Payment Options

o Check payable to American Bankruptcy Institute Endowment Fund enclosed.

$ ________ o Bill my credit card o e o y o w Acct. No._____________________________ Exp. Date _______ Signature ______________________________________________ o Please bill me for my gift of $ _____ o Installment pledge (annual): $ _____ total pledge over____ years


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CONFERENCE INFORMATION ABOUT ABI

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, with more than 12,600 members. ABI members represent both debtors and creditors in business and consumer cases, and more than 75 percent of U.S. bankruptcy judges are ABI members. ABI is the nation’s largest provider of continuing legal education in bankruptcy matters; more than 6,000 members attend programs annually. Founded in 1982, ABI is nonprofit and nonpartisan and is located just outside Washington, D.C.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The conference will be held at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Conference Center, 767 Fifth Ave. 25th Floor, New York, NY 10153.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Approval for approximately 7 hours of CLE credit is pending. 7 hours of CPE credit is also available. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form. California MCLE-ABI certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6 hours. ABI offers intermediate-level courses, which assume that attendees have some knowledge in insolvency matters. ABI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417, or www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800.

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP STATEMENT

ABI acknowledges that in some instances there will be persons who need to attend an educational seminar for CLE credit who are not able to pay full registration fees. ABI will handle such instances on a case-by-case basis and will work with the individual on alternative solutions. For persons who cannot meet the full registration rate, ABI will offer a reduced rate based on what the individual can reasonably afford to cover the cost of meals and materials. For persons unable to pay a reduced rate, ABI may allow the individual to work at the registration area for a few hours during attendee check-in, or assist in conference set-up. ABI also has reduced rates for government employees, professors, law clerks and students. Financial assistance is available for this program. For more information, please contact the American Bankruptcy Institute at (703) 739-0800 or send an e-mail to jgood@ abiworld.org.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by October 7, 2010. After October 7, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the cancelling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.

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Professional Development Program