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Webinar: Financially-Distressed Settling And Settled Defendants
October 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Join our panel of plaintiffs’ employment attorneys and insolvency professionals to discuss useful courses of action when, on account of or citing financial distress, employers attempt to reduce or avoid their settlement obligations. Panelists will discuss a variety of situations that may arise when defendants that have agreed to settle, or have already settled, request reduced settlement amounts or flat out refuse to make payments. Panelists will share the tactics, strategies, and considerations you need in order to recover on behalf of your clients, including how PPP loan funding is impacting ability to settle and pay settlements, forbearance and extension considerations, particularly “most favored nation provisions,” and how to judge the plausibility of bankruptcy threats.
Matthew Dundon, Dundon Advisers, LLC
Matthew Dundon founded Dundon Advisers, LLC in 2016. He has been a global credit, litigation and distressed investment leader for over 13 years (research head at Miller Tabak Roberts Securities 2006–2010, and portfolio manager at Pine River Capital and Advent Capital 2010–2016), including dozens of litigation-intensive investments and trading opportunities. Corporate finance lawyer and analyst 1998–2006. University of Chicago JD, University of California at Berkeley BA.
Christopher Samis, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Christopher Samis is a Partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP in Wilmington, DE. He focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy, business restructuring and other insolvency-related matters. He routinely represents debtors, official committees, individual creditors and other parties-in-interest in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Chris’ bankruptcy and restructuring representations span a wide variety of industries including the retail, manufacturing, restaurant, telecommunications, publishing, pharmaceutical, biotech, energy, finance, entertainment, transportation, real estate and construction industries. Chris also represents assignees for the benefit of creditors in the Chancery Court of Delaware.
Michael Sweeney, Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, PLLC
Michael Sweeney’s work is dedicated to representing employees in labor matters, predominantly wage-and-hour issues. Mike has litigated wage-and-hour collective and class actions around the country. Prior to joining Getman & Sweeney, Mike was the founding fellow of the Crowley Center for International Human Rights at Fordham Law School. He went on to serve as a Professor of Law at Fordham where his areas of research included international human rights, civil procedure, and legal ethics. While at Fordham, he served as Legal Counsel to the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections. Prior to teaching at Fordham, Mike was an associate with the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City and clerked for the Honorable Lee P. Gagliardi, S.D.N.Y.
Seth Van Aalten, Cole Schotz P.C.
Seth Van Aalten is a Member of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group at Cole Schotz P.C. in New York. Mr. Van Aalten practices in the areas of corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights, with an emphasis on the representation of official committee of unsecured creditors and other parties in complex commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Van Aalten has represented official creditors’ committees in cases including JC Penney, RadioShack, Blockbuster, Claire’s, Pier 1, rue21, Eddie Bauer, American Apparel, and Brookstone.
Our webinar is sponsored by Dundon Advisers, LLC