Bankruptcy and Restructuring: Navigating Employment Issues Under the Code
Best Practices to Negotiate, Modify and Terminate Employment Agreements and Benefit Plans
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will analyze the Bankruptcy Code's complex treatment of employment agreements and wage and benefit plans, including executive compensation, retention and bonus plans, and other employment issues that arise in various stages of the bankruptcy process.
- Employee wages
- Pre-petition priority claims
- Post-petition administrative claims
- Severance payments, bonus and retention plans
- Employment agreements
- Executory v. non-executory contracts
- Executive agreements
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Employee Benefit Plans
- Retiree plans
- Health and welfare plans
- WARN Act
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How has BAPCPA substantially modified post-petition retention and severance payments for executive management?
- What special status does the Bankruptcy Code accord retiree benefit plans?
- What steps must an employer take to modify or reject a collective bargaining union?
Douglas P. Cushing
Jordan Schrader Ramis
He has more than 30 years experience in creditors' rights, estate planning/probate, and business law practice, with... | Read More
He has more than 30 years experience in creditors' rights, estate planning/probate, and business law practice, with significant experience in debtor-creditor work, including contested matters, Chapter 11 reorganizations, creditor committee representation, preference defenses, DIP financing contests, plan contests, and the protection, valuation, and recovery of collateral for secured creditors.Close
Lawrence J. Baer
Weil Gotshal & Manges
He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters. His practice also focuses on the myriad of... | Read More
He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters. His practice also focuses on the myriad of labor and employment issues facing debtor-employers during bankruptcy proceedings. Those issues include restructuring obligations under collective bargaining agreements, pension plans and retiree medical benefit plans.Close
Michael L. Bernstein
Arnold & Porter
Mr. Bernstein is a partner in the firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice. He is consistently distinguished as... | Read More
Mr. Bernstein is a partner in the firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice. He is consistently distinguished as one of Washington's top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers by Chambers USA, which has described him as bringing "an encyclopedic knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code, an unbelievably tireless energy level, and a practical results-oriented approach to bankruptcy issues," noting that clients describe him as a "fierce and zealous advocate and skilled negotiator," and a "creative and loyal advocate whose knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code makes him incredible at getting the best results for his clients."Close
Rosa J. Evergreen
Arnold & Porter
She is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy Practice Group, and has experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, as well as... | Read More
She is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy Practice Group, and has experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, as well as out of court restructurings and receivership cases. She also works on commercial litigation matters.Close
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