19th Annual ABI Southwest Bankruptcy Conference
Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring partner Gregory Werkheiser will serve as a panel speaker on the Financial Advisor Track program titled, Betting Big to Win Big: Retention and Compensation Issues in Chapter 11 Cases at the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 8-10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Greg’s panel will discuss issues and challenges related to engagements and fee structures; contingency fees and their interplay with litigation; retentions of non-attorneys under Section 328, indemnifications, bonuses and fee enhancements and other relevant topics. A discussion will be led on how best to preemptively address payment risk from chapter 11 Debtors and how to craft protections into first-day and DIP financing motions to ensure clients don't also become charitable giving. Among the distinguished panelists joining Greg are, Hon. Wesley W. Steen, Retired Bankruptcy Judge (Houston, Texas), Edward T. Gavin, NHB Advisors, and Ricardo Chance, KPMG Corporate Finance LLP.
More than 350 attendees are registered for this year’s Conference that features 17 bankruptcy judges among the presenting faculty and Judicial Co-Chairs. With more than 12,000 members, ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.