January 18, 2019

Free Non-CLE Webinar on 1/23: The Unique World of Automotive Supplier Financial Distress and Bankruptcies

The Unique World of Automotive Supplier Financial Distress and Bankruptcies

Join us on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 12:15-1:00 p.m. ET for this free, non-CLE webinar!

Presented by the Business Bankruptcy Committee


The automotive world is rapidly changing and along with the shakeup there will be natural winners and losers.  Due to the method in which the automotive supply chain operates and the ripple effect supplier financial distress can have on the industry, there are specialized processes that have evolved arising from decades of repeat experiences in addressing supplier financial distress.  This webinar will provide background knowledge critical for being able to understand how supplier distress situations are often addressed. This includes providing an overview of the automotive supply chain and customer contracts, special challenges customers face and an introduction to methods often considered by the key constituents involved in addressing supplier distress.  The webinar will also touch upon how advanced mobility contracting is likely to impact traditional options for addressing supplier distress.

Program Panelist:
Sheryl L. Toby, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Sheryl L. Toby has substantial experience in two unrelated fields. First, she regularly advises manufacturing entities (such as automotive clients) in a wide variety of day-to-day supply chain matters. In both traditional and advanced technology manufacturing, she focuses on legal requirements within the context of practical application. She works closely with purchasing groups, in-house legal, finance and other business teams in developing strategy for addressing business challenges that intersect operational and legal issues. Her vast experience spans across matters such as, development of unique collaborative agreements in advanced vehicle manufacturing, front end procurement contracting best practices and addressing "stop-ship," financially troubled suppliers and other litigation threats. She is often called upon by entities to strategize with and lead experts in a variety of other disciplines to address unique challenges faced by companies in highly regulated manufacturing based industries including, for example, internal investigations of safety issues and other matters. Second, Ms. Toby is a prominent bankruptcy and restructuring attorney with over 30 years of experience. She is known for her creative approach in providing solutions for creditors, debtors and lenders addressing financial challenges. Ms. Toby has been involved in numerous significant bankruptcy cases throughout the country and is a frequent speaker and media consultant in her fields.


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Program Materials and Past Programs

There are no written materials for this program. All recordings and materials from this program and previous programs are available for free for ABA members and can be found on the Business Bankruptcy Committee website.