September 20, 2010

Jenner & Block is sponsoring an American College of Bankruptcy event titled, “Past is Prologue,” on September 20, 2010 in Chicago, IL at the Mesirow Financial Auditorium located at 353 N. Clark St. Firm Chairman Anton R. Valukas, examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, will participate as a panelist and Partner Daniel R. Murray will serve as moderator for a session titled, “The Grand Inquisitor in Chapter 11- The Examiner.”  The panel will discuss the fallout from the recent financial crisis through the eyes of the examiners in the Lehman Brothers and Enron bankruptcies. R. Neal Batson, Special Counsel and the Examiner for the Enron Corporation bankruptcy and Dennis J. Connolly, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, are also serving on the panel.

In addition, the program will include a state of the economy update from Mesirow Financial’s Chief Economist Diane Swonk, as well as an analysis of what could be the coming wave of Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy filings.

Mr. Valukas is Chairman of Jenner & Block and is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department.  A former United States Attorney, Mr. Valukas specializes in major civil and white collar criminal litigation, representing individuals and leading corporations in contested proceedings throughout the nation.  Mr. Valukas has been lead counsel in a wide variety of matters relating to government contracts and issues of fraud and compliance.  In early 2009, Mr. Valukas was appointed as the Examiner in Lehman Brothers Holdings bankruptcy reputed to be the largest such case in U.S. history.

Mr. Murray is Chair of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Workout and Corporate Reorganization Practice and Chair of the Commercial Law and Uniform Commercial Code Practice and a member of the Bankruptcy Litigation Practice & the Real Estate Finance Litigation and Workout Task Force. He is an American College of Bankruptcy Fellow. Mr. Murray serves as an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Notre Dame Law School where he teaches an advanced course on corporate restructuring. 

Please click here to view the program announcement.