Out of Workouts

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: July 29, 2020
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  • Recent Trends in Workouts
  • Cash Flow and Financial Considerations
  • The Reexamination of Key Bankruptcy Concerns in Workouts in the COVID-19 Era
  • Looking Around the Corner - What's Next?
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: July 29, 2020


How are lenders, borrowers and vested parties adapting to a rapidly changing environment? Are lenders and other creditors becoming more or less aggressive as business plans and borrowing bases are indefinitely affected by the suppressed commercial activity from the coronavirus? The panelists explore these issues and more.

This program was recorded as part of American Bankruptcy Institute's Northeast Virtual Bankruptcy Conference & Consumer Forum held on July 29th, 2020.

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Sandra J. Vrejan

Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Sandra J. Vrejan is a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, where she represents borrowers and lenders in complex multinational finance transactions and financial restructurings. Her client base includes financial institutions, specialty finance companies, investment funds, and public and private companies in many industries. She also has previously served as hiring partner for Morgan Lewis’s Boston office, and President Bill Clinton cited her for pro bono work in political asylum cases.

Ms. Vrejan received her B.A. in 1990 from Boston University and her J.D. in 1995 from Hofstra University School of Law.

Elisabeth O. Da Silva

DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP

Elisabeth O. da Silva is a Partner in the Business Advisory practice of DiCicco, Gulman & Co. LLP in Boston and has more than 27 years of experience conducting white-collar investigations and providing litigation consulting and expert-witness services in the context of complex commercial litigation for a wide variety of companies, ranging from small, privately owned businesses to large, multinational publicly traded entities.

Elisabeth has directed numerous international, high profile investigations involving complex accounting rules, alleged accounting malfeasance, asset misappropriation/concealment, and a variety of other accounting, auditing and financial matters. She frequently assists companies and their counsel with analysis/quantification of alleged white-collar crimes as well as presentations to regulatory and prosecutorial offices.

Elisabeth has served as the financial advisor for both debtors’ and creditors’ committees in unprecedented bankruptcy matters including municipalities and energy businesses. She has performed extensive and complex analysis of solvency as well avoidance actions and preference claims.

Elisabeth has testified as an accounting or damages expert at trial, arbitration, and deposition for privately-owned and publicly-traded entities, as well as on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She also serves as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and is an active member of the American Arbitration Association’s roster of arbitrators. Beth advises legal counsel, management, shareholders, and boards of directors on accounting and auditing, financial, valuation and internal control matters in the context of internal investigations, shareholder disputes, post-acquisition and net working capital disputes, business and contract disputes, accountants' liability, bankruptcy and restructuring, and enforcement or regulatory issues.

Prior to joining DGC, Elisabeth co-founded and operated a boutique litigation consulting firm after 14 years at EY, where her career began. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Beth has published numerous articles and participated in webinars on a variety of topics.

Hon. James J. Tancredi

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Connecticut

Hon. James J. Tancredi is a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut in Hartford, sworn in on Sept. 1, 2016.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a commercial litigation and business restructuring partner at Day Pitney, LLP (f/k/a Day Berry & Howard), where he cultivated a diverse and challenging practice that crossed major industries, moved from regional to national scope and secured material roles in prominent restructuring and bankruptcies. During his 37-year career at Day Pitney, he tried dozens of cases, represented a full range of constituents, and assembled and led innumerbale teams in often highly contested, first-impression financial reorganizations.

Judge Tancredi frequently lectured at the University of Connecticut School of Law and at bar association CLE programs. His professional activities included service as president and director of the Hartford County Bar Association and the Connecticut Turnaround Management Association. Judge Tancredi has been an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association, and he was a director of the Hartford County Bar Foundation and Connecticut Mental Health Association. He is also a Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper fellow.

In practice, he wrote widely about business restructuring issues and co-authored the Connecticut chapter in Strategic Alternatives for and Against Distressed Businesses, 2016 Edition (Thomson Reuters).

Judge Tancredi received his B.A. in urban studies and political science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

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