Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and the Center
for Bankruptcy Studies are pleased to present their Fall 2013
Hedge Funds in Bankruptcy
Hedge funds are playing an increasingly important role in
bankruptcy cases. As investors in financially distressed
securities, they provide a valuable outlet for holders of such
securities who wish to exit those markets. They also facilitate the
consolidation of distressed securities into the hands of owners who
are well equipped to push for outcomes in Chapter 11 cases that
maximize their value. At the same time, the active participation of
hedge funds in the bankruptcy process at times gives them access to
nonpublic information that may afford them an undue advantage in
their ongoing trading activities.
To balance these competing considerations, various practices
have developed and others are under consideration to regulate hedge
funds in ways that preserve the value that they add to the
bankruptcy process while also eliminating any undue trading
advantage that participation in that process may afford them. These
measures and the various proposals for their reform, which are now
being hotly debated within the bankruptcy and hedge fund
communities, are the subject of this symposium.
On October 4th, distinguished scholars and professionals in the
hedge fund and bankruptcy fields will gather on the St. John's
campus to discuss the growing role that hedge funds now play in the
bankruptcy process and to assess the desirability of maintaining,
expanding, limiting, or otherwise changing this role by means of
changes in bankruptcy law, policy, or practice.
The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Lunch will be provided.
Friday, October 4, 2013
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
- Professor Edward I. Altman, New York University, Leonard N.
Stern School of Business
- Alistaire Bambach, Esq., Securities and Exchange
- Professor Anthony Casey, University of Chicago Law School
- Eric B. Fisher, Esq., Dickstein Shapiro LLP
- Professor Michelle Harner, University of Maryland Law
- Professor Edith Hotchkiss, Boston College, Carroll School of
- Professor Wulf Kaal, University of St. Thomas School of
- Daniel Kamensky, Esq., Paulson & Co., Inc.
- Steven Wilamowsky, Esq., Bingham McCutchen LLP
- Professor Keith Sharfman, St. John's School of Law
- Professor G. Ray Warner, St. John's School of Law
The Honorable James M. Peck
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
The symposium qualifies for 3.5 non-transitional CLE credit hours.
The CLE fee is $75. No partial credit will be awarded. Hardship
tuition reduction is available. Please complete and return the
CLE payment form by September 26, 2013 to receive CLE credit
for attending the symposium.
Registration and CLE Payment
There is no fee to attend the symposium, but advance registration
is required. To register, please complete and submit the
online registration form by September 26, 2013.
Margaret St. Denis
Center for Bankruptcy Studies