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Day 1 - August 5th


  • Program Introduction
  • Foundations of Corporate Credit: Professor Altman
  • How to Read a Credit Agreement / Indenture: Adjunct Professor Daniel Kamensky, Christian Fischer (Davis Polk)


  • Introduction to Bankruptcy: Donald Bernstein (Davis Polk)
  • Valuation for Distressed Companies: Saul Burian (Houlihan Lokey), Jay Weinberger (Houlihan Lokey)
  • Strategies of Distressed Investors: Michael Gatto (Silver Point Capital) - Case Study: Hostess

Networking Reception - Sponsored by Houlihan Lokey

Day 2 - August 6th


  • Advanced Foundations of Corporate Credit: Professor Altman - Credit cycle outlook & corporate zombies
  • Advanced Bankruptcy Legal Framework: Andrew Rosenberg (Paul Weiss)

Women Take Credit Luncheon – Sponsored by Cherokee: Holly Etlin (Alix) & Lauren Krueger (KKR)

  • Distressed Investing Strategies: Adjunct Professor Daniel Kamensky 
  • Crisis Management & Operational Improvement: Mo Meghji & Nick Weber, M3 Partners
  • Hot topics - Liability Management:  Adjunct Professor Daniel Kamensky, Christian Fischer (Davis Polk)

Bankruptcy Judge Reception - Co-Sponsored by Brown Rudnick & Paul, Weiss 

Day 3 - August 7th


  • Program Reflection
  • Bankruptcy Litigation Framework: Robert Stark (Brown Rudnick) - Case Study: Revlon
  • Caesars Case Study: Max Frumes, author - The Caesars Palace Coup 

Lunch - Special Guest Speaker: Jared Parker (Oaktree Capital)

  • Group Project Negotiation: Professor David Smith (UVA), Larry Halperin (Chapman), Michael Friedman (Chapman), Judge Robert Drain (ret.)
  • Group Project Debrief
  • Workshop Wrap-Up

Workshop Sponsors

Women Take Credit Luncheon Sponsor

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Networking Reception Sponsor

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Judges Reception Co-Sponsors

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