Speaking Engagements

Ted Gavin

March 4, 2014 - Beard Group Webinar: Exploring Chapter 9 Debt Relief for Detroit and Other Municipalities.

Ted Gavin served as a panelist for a Beard Group webinar discussing the evolution of Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and how it pertains to the bankruptcy filing of the City of Detroit. Joining Ted on the panel was Kenneth Noble, partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman; and Patrick Mears, partner, Barnes & Thornbug.


November 8, 2013

Ted will speak with ABI National Ethics Task Force Reporter and colleague, Professor Nancy Rapoport, on Nov. 8th from 3PM – 4:30 PM at the University of Minnesota Law School for the Judge Nancy C. Dreher Lecture on Bankruptcy Law & Practice. The educational program established by the American College of Bankruptcy and the Corporate Institute at the University of Minnesota Law School, will focus on "Ethics in Action: the ABI National Ethics Task Force Report and its Next Steps." Reception to immediately follow and attendance is open to all. Registration is available until November 1.


Boris Steffen

April 2013

Boris Steffen served as a panelist, an interview expert witness and aided in a presentation on "Valuation In Confirmation Issues" presented by the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court. This program was chosen by The Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court as best program for 2013. The program consisted of a mock Chapter 11 confirmation hearing in which the value of a medical supply company was contested. Boris acted as the valuation expert for the Second Lien creditors, and testified in mock testimony as to the flaws inherent to the assumptions, methodologies and conclusions of the valuation prepared by the debtor’s investment banking firm.


September 2013

Boris Steffen has been selected to teach and co-lead a two-day seminar at American University's Washington College of Law on "Understanding Damages and Compensation in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration." The seminar will be held on Sept. 26 & 27, and is designed to help legal practitioners navigate the economic, financial and accounting aspects of an arbitration, as well as acquire tools to be successful in all aspects of valuation in international arbitration.


Joe Solmonese

April 26, 2013: Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando Gay Chamber of Commerce

Joe was the keynote speaker at the Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando's 2nd Annual Pride in Business Awards.


February 21, 2013: Comcast – Philadelphia

Joe was a guest speaker discussing diversity and inclusion issues and advances in the workplace to 30 members of OUT at Comcast, the company's LGBT and Ally Employee Affinity group.


September 10, 2012: Wanda Sykes

Joe was a guest on Wanda Sykes’ NewNowNext Vote 2012.