Spring 2009 Private Equity Litigation & Bankruptcy Series

April 14-16, 2009

Complimentary Webinars

McGuireWoods LLP hosted three one-hour webinars covering the risks and exposure to clients and their portfolio companies from ever increasing bankruptcy litigation. Legal, restructuring, and private equity professionals briefed attendess on a recent case in Delaware Bankruptcy Court that embodies some of the new trends in bankruptcy litigation. Our panels focused on ways to identify and minimize your risk and exposure from the acquisition phase to turnaround situations.

Tuesday, April 14
The Archway Cookies Case: Don't Let the Cookie Monster Gobble Your Portfolio

In this program, McGuireWoods partner Edwin Brooks led a discussion about the Archway Cookies litigation, where a private equity firm and its principals were sued by the Archway Creditors' Committee relating to their control of the debtor and its financial information. 

Edwin Brooks, McGuireWoods, Litigation/Restructuring Insolvency - Chicago
Mark Kromkowski, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
Geoffrey Cockrell, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
Michael Lusk, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago

Wednesday, April 15
Portfolio Company Turnarounds

Carl Lane, Managing Director of AlixPartners, LLP, led a discussion of the key factors a private equity fund should consider when orchestrating a turnaround of a troubled portfolio company, while navigating the potential risks of litigation.

Edwin Brooks, McGuireWoods, Litigation/Restructuring Insolvency - Chicago
Mark Kromkowski, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
Geoffrey Cockrell, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
Michael Lusk, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
Carl Lane, Managing Director, AlixPartners, LLP

Thursday, April 16
Due Diligence in Private Equity Transactions

John Schmidt and William Spizman, Managing Directors, Transaction Support Services, RSM McGladrey, examined key areas of due diligence in a private equity acquisition, and the related litigation and liability such due diligence is intended to avoid.

Geoffrey Cockrell, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
Michael Lusk, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
Mark Kromkowski, McGuireWoods, Private Equity - Chicago
John Schmidt, Managing Director, RSM McGladrey
William Spizman, Managing Director, RSM McGladrey