Speaking Engagement

Recent Topics in Ethics

ABI New York City Bankruptcy Conference

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave
New York, NY

Blank Rome LLP is a proud Capital Sponsor of the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) and its New York City Bankruptcy Conference, being held Wednesday May 24, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a networking reception to follow.


There is no crystal ball into 2023 and beyond. In just the last three years, we have experienced a global pandemic, an active European war, raging inflation, and a series of massive interest rate increases. The effects from these events have reverberated through the economy.

The ABI New York City Bankruptcy Conference, one of ABI’s largest and most prestigious events—and one of the most significant gatherings of insolvency and restructuring professionals in the New York metro area—is the place to hear from the best and learn practical techniques and tips for meeting the challenges of today’s evolving insolvency landscape.

Participating in this advanced-level educational forum, designed especially for experienced insolvency professionals, will provide invaluable opportunities to connect with the industry’s leading experts. Its expanded workshop format—each of the six concurrent breakout sessions will be presented twice with different panelists, offering attendees expanded points of view on the same topics—allows for spirited exchanges between panelists and attendees and a customized learning experience. Sample up to four concurrent sessions, or dig deeper into two concentrated subjects!

Blank Rome partner Ira L. Herman, who is also a member of the Conference Advisory Board, will serve as a speaker on the “Recent Topics in Ethics” panel. This panel will discuss ethical considerations prior to filing, including the ethics of negotiating RSAs and pre-paying management incentive plans.


  • Moderator: Dion W. Hayes, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Ira L. Herman, Blank Rome LLP
  • Lisa G. Laukitis, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • John D. Penn, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Brian M. Resnick, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Mark R. Somerstein, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Rachel C. Strickland, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Hon. Michael E. Wiles, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (S.D.N.Y.)

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.