Thomas Slome on Panel, “Examiner Examination: Dissecting the Role of Examiners in Contemporary Corporate Bankruptcy Cases”

  • Event Date: May 19, 2011
  • Event Time: 6:00 PM
  • Topic: Corporate Bankruptcy Cases
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  • Venue: New York City Bar

Over the past few years, bankruptcy courts across the nation have appointed examiners in
ever-increasing numbers to perform functions that are as varied as the cases themselves.
Come hear what leading members of the corporate bankruptcy bench, bar and academy think
about these trends and the potential uses,benefits and pitfalls of examiner reports. The topics
to be discussed include, among others, the roles examiners have or may serve, when courts
should appoint examiners, the appointment process, what types of professionals should be
appointed, the scope of examiners’ powers and duties, evidentiary limitations of examiner
reports including privilege issues, and the effect of examiner fees on cases.


6:00-6:15 The Genesis of the Examiner Provisions of the Bankruptcy Code

6:15-6:30 The Role of the Examiner

6:30-6:45 When An Examiner Should Be Appointed

6:45-6:55 The Appointment Process

6:55-7:05 Break

7:05-7:25 The Scope of the Examiner’s Powers and Duties

7:25-7:35 Who Serves as Examiner?

7:35-7:50 Evidentiary Issues

7:50-8:00 The Effect of Examiner Fees in Cases

8:00-9:00 Wine & Cheese Networking Reception (No CLE Credit)

New York, California & New Jersey Credit: 2.0 professional practice.
This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys.
Illinois Credit: 1.5 general MCLE credits.

Program Co-Chairs:

Thomas R. Slome – Meyer Suozzi English & Klein PC

Elizabeth J.Austin – Pullman & Comley LLC

Shai Waisman –
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP


Deirdre A. Martini, Managing Director –
Wells Fargo Capital Finance


D. J. (Jan) Baker – Latham & Watkins LLP

Harrison J. Goldin,
Senior Managing Director –
Goldin Associates, LLC

Professor Jonathan C. Lipson, Foley & Lardner – Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School

Harvey R.Miller –
Weil, Gotshl & Manges, LLP

Honorable James M. Peck –
United States Bankruptcy Judge, SDNY

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization,Deirdre A. Martini, Chair

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