May 05, 2016

Directors' Duties and Board Selection Before, During and Following Bankruptcy

Directors' Duties and Board Selection Before, During and Following Bankruptcy

May 5, 2016

The financially-distressed company puts special stresses on its board of directors. Conflicts of interest can arise both among board members and between board members and the constituents of a company's capital structure, as the respective interests of debt and equity may become unaligned in connection with decisions to recapitalize, sell or reorganize a company. In addition, stockholders and creditors may seek to force changes in the board while a company is reorganizing in bankruptcy and have influence on who will be appointed to a board upon the company's emergence from bankruptcy. This program includes a bankruptcy judge, two bankruptcy attorneys, a turnaround professional/Chief Restructuring Officer and a specialist in board recruitment for bankruptcy situations, and will discuss how competing interests are reconciled and corporate governance maintained before, during and following bankruptcy, including a review of recent court decisions.

Panelists

  • Rolin P. Bissell (moderator), Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE
  • Honorable Janet S. Baer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Wilmette, IL
  • Howard Brownstein, The Brownstein Corporation, Conshohocken, PA
  • Deryck Palmer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, New York, NY
  • Steven A. Seiden, Seiden Krieger Associates, Inc., New York, NY

Presented by: Corporate Governance Committee and Business Bankruptcy Committee

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