T&K Partner Chairs American Bankruptcy Institute Program

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May 03, 2011

New York - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Ira L. Herman will serve as Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute's ("ABI") "Bankruptcy Fundamentals: Nuts & Bolts for Young & New Practitioners" program on May 5, 2011, at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. This program will precede ABI's 13th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference at the Hilton New York on May 6, 2011.

In addition to his role as Program Chair, Herman will serve as Moderator for the panel discussion on "Ethics and the Chapter 11 Process" at the Nuts & Bolts program. He will be a panelist on the topic of "Examiners and Mediators: Appointment, Retention Orders, Information Access, Uses and Abuses of Confidentiality, Role as Expert" at the Bankruptcy Conference.

Thompson & Knight Counsel Jennifer A. Christian will serve as a panelist on the topic of "Chapter 11 Process, Exclusivity Periods, Claims Trading, Disclosure, Solicitation, Confirmation and Post-Confirmation" at the Nuts & Bolts program.

The ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. It was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants, and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. In fulfillment of its mission to provide information to its members, journalists, Congress, and the public, ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the public.

For more information, please visit http://www.abiworld.org/NY11/index.htm.