Dechert Distressed Investing Forum

October 18, 2018
New York Athletic Club | 180 Central Park S. , New York , NY

This half-day, multi-panel program will feature a keynote address by renowned economist Austan Goolsbee, along with panel discussions covering opportunities for distressed investors in the United States, Europe and emerging markets




12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Welcome Remarks

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  Keynote Address

  • Austan Goolsbee, Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers (2010-2011) and Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Session One Panels

  • Hot Topics in Emerging Markets Restructurings
    • Moderator
      • Allan Brilliant, Partner and Co-Chair of Financial Restructuring Group, Dechert 
    • Panelists
      • Joseph Graf, Principal, CarVal Investors
      • Homer Parkhill, Managing Director, Rothschild & Co
      • Sina Toussi, Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, VR Capital Group
      • Jay Westbrook, Professor, University of Texas School of Law
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Today’s Distressed Real Estate Market
    • Moderator
      • David Forti, Partner, Dechert
    • Panelists
      • Michael Lascher, Managing Director, Blackstone
      • Debra Morgan, Founder and Managing Partner, BlackEagle Real Estate Partners
      • Michael Sage, Partner and Co-Chair of Financial Restructuring Group, Dechert
      • David Smetana, Chief Financial Officer, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Session Two Panels

  • Hurricanes in the Caribbean: Recent Developments in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and More
    • Moderator
      • Dennis Hranitzky, Partner and Co-Chair of International and Insolvency Litigation Group, Dechert 
    • Panelists
      • Eric Brunstad, Partner, Dechert
      • Lee Grinberg, Portfolio Manager, Elliott Management Corporation
      • Kevin Lavin, Co-President and Global Head of the Turnaround & Restructuring, Ankura
      • Aviva Werner, General Counsel, Emerging Markets Traders Association
  • Raising Credit and Distressed Debt Funds
    • Moderator
      • Thomas Friedmann, Partner and Co-Chair of Global Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Group, Dechert
    • Panelists
      • Jackson Craig, Managing Director, Bayside Capital
      • David Klein, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Private Fund Group
      • Ron Rawald, Head of International Real Estate and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management
      • Cynthia Williams, Partner and Co-Head of CLO Group, Dechert 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Networking Reception

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