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US: 12:00 pm PT // 3:00 pm ET
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About the Webinar
The Bankruptcy Code authorizes the United States Trustee to appoint an official committee of creditors with large unsecured claims to pursue and protect the interests of unsecured creditors at large. Serving on the committee can be a highly valuable experience for a creditor, but must be undertaken with a clear understanding of the corresponding responsibilities. For example, the committee is authorized to hire professionals at the expense of the estate and receive access to sensitive non-public information, while at the same time, under an obligation to act as a fiduciary and keep that information confidential. In this webinar, we will explain the process of being selected for committee membership and discuss the privileges, advantages, duties and limitations of serving on the committee.
About the Speakers
Justin Kesselman, ArentFox Schiff LLP
Justin Kesselman is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice at ArentFox Schiff LLP in Boston, MA. He is a trusted advisor to businesses and executives regarding bankruptcy and distressed situations, compliance with fiduciary duties, the Uniform Commercial Code, contractual issues and fair business practices. Justin regularly advises corporate boards, officers and directors of private and public companies regarding compliance with fiduciary duties in the zone of insolvency, formation of restructuring plans, strategic transactions and litigation. Justin also represents creditors, creditor committees and creditor trusts in significant Chapter 11 cases across the country, including CMC II, Dean & Deluca, Greensill Capital, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Point Blank Solutions, SunGard Availability Services, and The Hertz Corporation. He helps clients maximize recoveries and business outcomes in distressed situations by leveraging his restructuring expertise and background as a commercial litigator.
George Angelich, ArentFox Schiff LLP
George Angelich is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice at ArentFox Schiff LLP in New York, NY. He represents debtors, committees of unsecured creditors, secured creditors, and lenders in bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation proceedings. Most recently, George led the team that represented subchapter V debtor CoverFX with a complex multi-stage restructuring process for, which the ArentFox Schiff team was honored with the M&A Advisor's 2022 "Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year" award. George also led the team that advised on the sale of Rubie's Costume Company and its U.S.-based affiliates, which garnered further recognition from M&A Advisor at the 2021 "Turnaround Awards." In addition, George represented Diesel and successfully confirmed a fully consensual Chapter 11 plan of reorganization in just 38 days, for which the team was recognized with the M&A Advisor’s 2019 “Restructuring Deal of the Year” award. George has represented other clients and constituencies in subchapter V proceedings and retail bankruptcies such as Desigual, G-Star, Fortunoff’s and Rock & Republic Enterprises Inc. He has represented retailers in out-of-court restructurings, including, for example, a women’s luxury brand swimwear company and a cosmetics company. Most recently, George was recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers.
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