Opportunity in a COVID-19 World

How COVID-19 has Affected the Restructuring Industry
Wednesday, October 28, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

COVID-19 impacted the restructuring industry in many ways, but as they say, the show must go on. Hear from our NextGen panelists during this "Pardon the Interruption" style session on how COVID-19 has changed business development, personal habits, and what they have seen change in their practice. They'll also discuss how restructuring professionals are operating in light of the pandemic.

1.2 CPE in Personal Development / 1.2 CEUs available
Prerequisites: none

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Dylan Chochla, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (TMA Toronto)
Matthew Harvey, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP (TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington)
Asim Iqbal (moderator), Miller Thomson LLP (TMA Toronto)
Jim Trankina, AlixPartners LLP (TMA Chicago/Midwest)

About the Speakers:

Dylan Chochla, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Dylan Chochla is a partner in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group at Fasken (located in Toronto, Canada). He practices corporate/commercial litigation with a focus on corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and restructurings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”).

Dylan has been involved in a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring files, including a number of cross border proceedings under Part IV of the CCAA. Dylan regularly represents clients in all levels of Court, and also acts in transactional matters including financings, mergers and acquisitions.

Matthew Harvey, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Matt is a partner in Morris Nichols’ business reorganization and restructuring group where he focuses on chapter 11 business bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, reorganization, and restructuring. He represents international, national and regional clients, including debtors, official and ad hoc committees, asset purchasers, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, petitioning creditors in involuntary bankruptcy filings, and other parties in interest.

His experience includes in- and out-of-court restructuring transactions for publicly-traded and private companies, and he has represented clients in bankruptcy litigation and appeals, as well as commercial litigation.  Matt also has substantial experience representing debtors, foreign representatives, and others in cross-border cases. Matt devotes a portion of his time to pro bono matters, such as serving as attorney guardian ad litem in the Family Court for the State of Delaware.  He is also a volunteer attorney for the Federal Civil Panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Asim Iqbal (moderator), Miller Thomson LLP
Asim's practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring law, guiding a client through informal workouts, formal restructuring proceedings and special situations with a creative and practical approach to problem solving. Asim has substantial experience representing a broad range of stakeholders in informal workouts and formal proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, including financial institutions, secured creditors, purchasers, court officers, directors, bondholders, landlords, suppliers and unsecured creditors. Asim has developed expertise representing stakeholders and court officers in troubled construction projects and cross-border insolvency matters.

Jim Trankina, AlixPartners LLP
Jim guides companies through times of vulnerability.  He strives to make the organizations he works with both stronger and more flexible at the same time.  Jim takes a hands-on approach to leadership, and specializes in bringing structure to ambiguous situations. His expertise includes preparing complex analyses critical to addressing scrutiny from key constituents in the context of overseeing operational initiatives, developing business plans, contingency planning and negotiating with creditors. He brings a balanced background to client engagements with experience across a variety of industries as an investment banker, lender, transaction due diligence advisor, and corporate finance professional.

Jim is a Senior Vice President in the Turnaround and Restructuring Services community at AlixPartners, LLP, and is based in Chicago.  He is active in the Turnaround Management Association serving as chairperson of various committees at both the chapter and global levels.

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a CPA, holds a Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV) and is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). 

Jim, his wife, and two sons are avid sports fans and enjoy engaging in one another’s sense of humor.


Schedule for the 2024 NextGen Conference: TBA