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2022 Credit Smorgasbord

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


Back by popular demand, the Credit Smorgasbord Conference is a favorite dating back to the 1980s. Smorgasbord offers multiple educational sessions, networking, and top-notch speakers! Earn 3.5 CPE. 

2:00PM – Registration + Networking Coffee Break + Opening Remarks
2:30PM – Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Diversity OR Back to Office
3:15PM – Networking Coffee Break
3:45PM – Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Sanctions OR Distressed Hot Topics
4:30PM – Wine (or Water) O'Clock
5:00PM – Main Session: Judge Roundtable
5:45PM – Fireside Chat with Judges hosted by Bill Brandt
6:15PM – Cocktail Hour with Hors D’eourves and Networking
Event will conclude by 7:30PM

Panels & Speakers

Practical Advice: How To Incorporate DEI and ESG Principles To Win and Retain Business and To Avoid Risk

Moderator, Christy Searl, Consultant for Business Development, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Litigation Finance, Special Situations, Alternative Investments
Elizabeth Gousse Ballotte, Principal, PFK O'Connor Davies
Mahesh Parlikad, Partner, Jones Day
Salila Yohn, Director of Diversity & Professional Development, Stroock& Stroock & Lavan LLP

Back to Office Panel: How to do business and learn from Mentors

Morgan Grossman, Associate, Platzer, Swergold, Goldberg, Katz & Jaslow, LLP
David Huber, Director, Raistone Capital
Tom Pedulla, President, Real Estate, Gordon Brothers
Amanda A. Tersigni, Associate, Cullen and Dykman LLP

Sanctions Panel

Moderator, Martin Efron, EVP, Managing Director of Portfolio Management, White Oak Commercial Finance
Jay Krasoff, Founder and Managing Director, Chiron Financial
Jason Jurgens, Partner, Jones Day
Sonia Meskin, Senior Financial Economist, International Monetary Fund

Hot Topics in the Distressed and Turnaround Industry Panel

Moderator, Robert Katz, Managing Director, Eisner Advisory Group LLC
David Burns, Director, Investment Banking Group, Imperial Capital, LLC
Sydney J. Darling, Of Counsel, Porzio Bromberg & Newman
Thomas Hidder, Managing Director, Harney Partners

Judges Roundtable

Moderator, Honorable Melanie L. Cyganowski (Ret.), Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York, Member, Otterbourg P.C.
Honorable Michael B. Kaplan, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Honorable Martin Glenn, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York

Fireside Chat

William A. Brandt, Jr., Founder and Executive Chairman, Development Specialists, Inc.
Honorable Shelley C. Chapman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Honorable Robert D. Drain, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York


$175 NYIC Corporate Members
$195 NYIC Individual Members
$225 Non-Members

Diamond, Gold & Silver Members: Contact Sarah Kuhns to redeem complimentary passes.

Union League Club
38 East 37th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016 United States
Event Contact
Sarah Kuhns
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