The 23rd Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference was held June 6-9, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Topics covered included: Private Equity vs. Hedge Funds; How to Retain Key Management in Bankruptcy and Why it Matters; Extraterritorial Applications of the Bankruptcy Code; Intellectual Property - Issues for Distressed Firms and Bankruptcy Considerations; How to Hold a Successful Auction; Ethics: Conflicts, Connections and Disclosures; and Traditional and Non-Traditional Restructurings. There were also additional networking and presentation sessions targeting small lender and equity funds where various parties can gather to exchange ideas and business proposals.
Kirkland partner Neil S. Hirshman spoke on “Intellectual Property - Issues for Distressed Firms and Bankruptcy Considerations.” Kirkland partner Linda K. Myers spoke on “Current Trends in Workouts and Loan Covenants.”