BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Octet Cloud//vPim 13.11.11//EN CALSCALE:Gregorian BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190819T204604 SUMMARY:“Public Pensions in Puerto Rico’s Landmark Restructuring\,” Opal Gr oup Public Funds Summit East DESCRIPTION:On July 3\, 019\, Partner Robert D. Gordon will speak at the Op al Group Public Funds Summit East in Newport\, Rhode Island.  Drawing from his experience serving as counsel to the Official Committee of Retirees in the restructuring proceedings for Puerto Rico\, Mr. Gordon will discuss key developments in the Commonwealth’s restructuring relative to the interests of the 167\,000 public-sector retirees represented by the Committee.  Mr. Gordon’s session begins at 12:00 pm ET on the second day of the three-day c onference.Mr. Gordon is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptc y Practice.  He represents and provides strategic counsel to distressed com panies\, significant creditor constituencies\, and other parties-in-interes t in complex and high-stakes corporate and public-sector restructurings.   As counsel to Puerto Rico’s Official Committee of Retirees\, he represents the interests of the public-sector retirees who are owed approximately $58 billion in connection with the funding of their accrued pensions.  Before j oining the firm in 017\, Mr. Gordon served as special restructuring counsel to the Detroit Retirement Systems in the City of Detroit’s landmark Chapte r 9 bankruptcy case.To learn more and register\, please click here. URL: CREATED:20190819T204604 LAST-MODIFIED:20190819T204604 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190819T204604 SUMMARY:“Hot Topics in Bid Protests\,” National Contract Management Associa tion’s World Congress DESCRIPTION:On July 9\, Special Counsel Noah B. Bleicher and Associate Carl a J. Weiss presented to an audience of more than 00 government and industry representatives at the National Contract Management Association’s (NCMA) W orld Congress in Boston.  Their presentation\, titled “Hot Topics in Bid Pr otest\,” covered a top-10 list of protest issues that government contractor s should be aware of as they pursue procurements.  The areas of discussion included the most common bid protest issues raised at the US Government Acc ountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims.  They explored wh y and when government contractors should raise these concerns\, as well as how the forums resolve the challenges.The NCMA is the world’s leading resou rce for professionals in the contract management field.  World Congress is the NCMA’s largest training and networking event for contract management\, procurement and acquisition professionals.  Over \,000 participants from go vernment (federal\, state and local)\; industry\; and commercial business w ill come together for networking and training for all career levels.Mr. Ble icher\, who recently joined the firm from the GAO\, is a special counsel in the Government Contracts Practice.  He represents large and small governme nt contractors in a wide array of complex government contracts issues.  Mr. Bleicher draws upon his unique and valuable insights from his service as a senior bid protest hearing officer to effectively resolve government contr acts legal disputes and achieve his clients’ business objectives.Ms. Weiss is an associate in the Government Contracts Practice.  She represents large and small clients navigating their most challenging government contract is sues\, including bid protests\, claims\, investigations and compliance. URL: CREATED:20190819T204604 LAST-MODIFIED:20190819T204604 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190819T204604 SUMMARY:“Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law Quarterly Webinar\,” Loan Sy ndications and Trading Association DESCRIPTION:On August 6\, Jenner & Block Partner Richard Levin will discuss recent decisions of interest to the lending community on a CLE webscast pr ovided by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association.  The webcast will focus on decisions on the effect of contract rejection (Tempnology)\; disch arge injunction (Lorenzen)\; third-party releases (Stanford Bank and Aegean )\; default interest (Altadena Crossing)\; post-petition effect of a securi ty interest (Puerto Rico)\; and marijuana bankruptcy (Garvin v. Cook).Mr. L evin is co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Departmen t.  An author of the 1978 US Bankruptcy Code\, he is recognized internation ally as one of the foremost restructuring\, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights lawyers handling complex bankruptcy transaction\, litigation and spe cial situation matters.  Known for his deep knowledge and understanding of the bankruptcy law\, Mr. Levin assists clients in developing sound strategi es and creative solutions for complex multi-party problems.To learn more an d register for the webcast\, please click here. URL: CREATED:20190819T204604 LAST-MODIFIED:20190819T204604 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190819T204604 SUMMARY:“The Practicalities of Public Actor Involvement in Contract-Based I nternational Arbitration\,” ITA-ASIL Conference DESCRIPTION:Jenner & Block Partner Mélida N. Hodgson moderated a panel on t he practical aspects of international contract law at a conference organize d by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society o f International Law.  The panel featured the deputy secretary-general of th e World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ( ICSID) along with notable academics and partners at international law firms .  The panelists discussed transparency and accountability in international investment disputes and how arbitrators can navigate these issues for thei r clients.To learn more\, please click here for a conference report publish ed by Global Arbitration Review. URL: CREATED:20190819T204604 LAST-MODIFIED:20190819T204604 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR