Special Committees and Creditors’ Committees: Friends or Foes?

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Special Committees and Creditors’ Committees: Friends or Foes?

October 18, 2021

Sponsored by the Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee

Independent directors are taking on larger and more frequent roles in complex commercial cases. What role do official committees have in these cases, where special committees have often been appointed prepetition to consider and authorize transactions, or may be tasked post-petition with investigating transactions authorized before their appointment? This webinar will explore how the roles and incentives of independent directors/special committees differ from those of official committees; analyze the hurdles each type of entity faces when investigating and raising challenges to company transactions; and consider how each serves the estate—and whether there is room for cooperation.

Monday, October 18, 2021

12:30 - 1:45 PM EDT

This webinar is free to attend, and CLE is available to members in qualifying states.*

D.J. (Jan) Baker photo

D.J. (Jan) Baker,

Latham & Watkins LLP
New York, NY

Robert J. Feinstein photo

Robert J. Feinstein
Pachulski Stang Ziehl
& Jones LLP
New York, NY

Deborah Hicks Midanek photo

Deborah Hicks

Solon Group, Inc.
Grenada, MS

Robert J. Keach photo

Robert J. Keach
Bernstein Shur
Sawyer & Nelson
Portland, ME

Caroline A. Reckler photo

Caroline A. Reckler
Latham & Watkins LLP
Chicago, IL

Harvey L. Tepner photo

Harvey L. Tepner
Independent Corporate
New York, NY

* 1.0 hour of general CLE credit is available in the following pre-approved 60-minute-hour states (1.8 hours in 50-minute-hour states): AK, AL, AR, CA, DE, GA, IL, MO, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WI and WV. These states follow an approved-jurisdiction policy: AZ, CO, CT, NH and NY. ABI will submit attendance to DE, IL, NV, PA, TN and TX. Attendees from Illinois claiming credit more than 30 days after an event will be charged the $25 Illinois late-credit claim fee that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. For those jurisdictions not listed, ABI will not seek direct accreditation; attorneys will need to self-submit. Some states might not allow self-submission. ABI will issue certificates for attorneys to self-submit for approval. ABI charges an administrative fee of $5 for Members and $25 for non-members upon requesting CLE credit for this program. Further details will be provided the day of the event.