9.25 am (EST, 5 mins)

Registration Log-In Opens: Welcome Remarks.

9.30 - 10.15 am (EST)

Industry Brief (45 mins)

Restructuring Re-View: Living With & Beyond Covid-19.
Lessons learnt this past year, as well as what are the effect of Covid-19 on restructuring organizations in or out of court.
Host: Shari L. Heyen, Co-Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Evan M. Tomaskovic, Managing Partner, Carl Marks Advisors
Sheon Karol, Partner, Paladin Management Group
Craig D. Warznak Vice President, SSG Capital Advisors

10.15 - 10.30 am (EST)

Intermission: Comfort Break

10.30 - 11.15 am

Sector Brief (45 mins)

CONSUMER sector outlook

Road to Recovery: Retail
Explore: Continuing challenges, best restructure options and solutions.
Host: Ryan Preston Dahl, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
James Alt, Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group
Michael Weitz, Vice President, Lazard Frères & Co.
James Doak, Managing Director and Co-Head, Miller Buckfire

12.00 - 1.30 pm (EST)

Lunch: Break

1.30 - 2.20 pm

Sector Brief (50 mins)

REAL ESTATE sector outlook

Choppy Real Estate Markets
Explore: COVID-19 has had the greatest effect on commercial real estate – from retail to industrials. Discover the duration of the crisis, path to recovery and if now is the time to buy distressed properties.
Host: William J. Nolan, Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Financial Services, FTI Consulting
Andrew Graiser, Co-President, A&G Real Estate Partners
Ian Glastein, Managing Principal, Monarch Alternative Capital
Gary Gordon, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

2.30 pm (EST)


9.25 am (EST, 5 mins)

Registration Log-In Opens: Welcome Remarks.

10.00 - 10.50 am (EST)

Investors Brief (45 mins)

Distressed Investing: Winning Strategies
Share: Different investors, different strategies – from in-court asset buy, loan to takeovers or buyout of underperforming assets; and how best to execute specific investing strategy in a competitive environment.
Host: Christopher Ward, Chair, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Managing Shareholder, Delaware, Polsinelli PC
Gabriel de Alba, Managing Director & Partner, Catalyst Capital
Michael Leto, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Mark Hootnick, Managing Director, PJ Solomon

10.50 - 11.00 am (EST)

Comfort Pause

11.00 - 11.45 am (EST)

Industry Brief (40 mins)

Valuation & Plan Confirmation
Examine: Lingering effect of Covid-19 on valuations in the context of “feasibility” and plan confirmations.
Host: Allen Wilen, Partner, National Director of the Financial Advisory Services Group, EisnerAmper LLP
Alex Sutton, Managing Director, Head of Research, Gordon Brothers

11.45 - 1.40 pm (EST)

Lunch: Break

1.40 - 2.30 pm

Sector Brief (50 mins)


Healing Healthcare Systems
Explore: Impact of Covid-19, underlying challenges, and potential solutions.
Host: Cynthia Romano, Global Director, CohnReznick Advisory
Samuel R. Maizel, Partner, Dentons
Shane A. Passarelli, Managing Director, Healthcare Capital, Ally Bank

2.30 - 2.55 pm (EST)

Intermission: Comfort Break

3.00 pm (EST)

Virtual Ceremony

Award Categories:

Winners are officially announced, and award recipients must participate.

Restructuring Transactions, awards


World’s most prestigious, independently governed awards honor the best value- creating transactions, outstanding firms, professionals, and leaders from the restructuring, investing, insolvency and turnaround communities.

WINNERS are officially announced at the virtual ceremony celebrations, and as before, the nominee-winners must participate. All the benefits offered in the past are tailored to fit the virtual ceremony. Registration gives access to 3-days of forum meetings, virtual ceremony, trophy, licensing/editorial rights, and related promotional materials.

9.20 am (EST, 5 mins)

Registration Log-In Opens: Welcome Remarks.

9.30 - 10.20 am (EST)

Deals Brief (50 mins)


Deals and Steals
Share: What buyers need to know about out-of-court versus bankruptcy M&A transactions, including the risks and benefits associated with of each approach.
Host: Albert D. Melchiorre, President, MelCap Partners, LLC
Dushyant Dave, Chair & Founding Director, Decode Resolvency International Private Limited
Clifford W. Croley, Partner, Croley, Martell & Associates, Ltd.
Jerry L. Hall, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Steven J. Reisman, Co-Chair, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

10.20 - 10.30 am (EST)

Comfort Pause

10.30 - 11.10 am

Initiative (40 mins)

D&I, GENDER BALANCE perspectives

Wonder Women of Restructuring
Hear from leading women in the industry on how they strive to achieve success as well as deliver value at their firms and clients alike.
Hosts: Shanta Kumari, CEO & Group Editor, Global M&A Network, LLC
Cullen Drescher Speckhart, Chair, Restructuring & Reorganization, Cooley LLP
Tania M. Moyron, Partner, Dentons
Dominique Mielle, Former hedge fund investor, corporate board director and author of “Damsel In Distressed”
Melissa Kibler, Senior Managing Director, Mackinac Partners

11.10 - 11.30 am (EST)

Intermission: Comfort Break

11.30 am (EST)

Virtual Ceremony

Awards Categories

Winners are officially announced, and award recipients must participate.

Outstanding Firms, awards
Leaders & Professional (recipient must personally participate), awards