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2017 SAMA Conference Agenda

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 14th, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Conference Registration

Location: Rotunda Terrace

 

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Dinner Reception

Location: Ocean Terrace

 

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Conference Welcome Dinner

Location: Rotunda

 

8:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Dessert Reception - Sponsored by Loeb & Loeb, LLP

Location: Ocean Terrace

 

 

THURSDAY – JUNE 15th, 2017

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Conference Registration

Location: Ballroom Foyer

 

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Breakfast

Location: Ballroom Terrace

 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Regulatory Panel

Location: Ballroom A

Speakers:

Robert D. McGibbon, Field Supervisor, FDIC

Darlene Najarian, Examiner, Credit Risk Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

9:50 AM – 10:50 AM: Hot Topics in Special Assets

Location: Ballroom A

Moderator:

Cynthia Nelson, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Speakers:

David Kopolow, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank

Seth Moldoff, Senior Vice President, East West Bank

Bruce Nelson, Senior Vice President, Manager, Special Assets Group, Banner Bank

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout #1: Focus on the Retail Sector: Liquidation, Workout, and Bankruptcy

Location: Salon 1

Andrew De Camara, Senior Managing Director, Sherwood Partners, Inc.

Jeffrey Krieger, Partner-Bankruptcy Department, Greenberg Glusker, LLP

Chris Zumberge, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank

 

Breakout #2: All Things Ag.

Location: Salon 2

Maryam Ghazi, VP Credit Resolution Group, Manager, American AgCredit

Frank Oliver, Vice President, Special Assets Manager Team Leader, Rabobank

Richard Rogan, Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Department, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP

 

Breakout #3: Consultant Financial Advisor Discussion

Location: Salon 3

Martin A. Cauz, Managing Director, Brandlin & Associates

Winston Mar, Managing Director, SierraConstellation Partners

Leslie Reuter, Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Administrator, Community Bank

Christopher Rupp, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank

 

12:20 PM – 1:30 PM: SAMA Lunch

Location: Ballroom Terrace

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Development of Lending Secured by Retail Centers

Location: Maurice Braun Ballroom

Speakers:

Joel Steiner, Senior Vice President, Union Bank

Tingting Zhang, President, TerraCotta Group

 

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Refreshments

Location: Ballroom Foyer

 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout #1: Anatomy of a Workout

Location: Ballroom A

Jeffrey Brandlin, President, Brandlin & Associates

Robert Riiska, Senior Managing Director, Focus Management Group

David Scheiber, Senior Vice President, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

Barry Smith, Shareholder, Buchalter, APC

 

Breakout Session #2: Leverage and Pressure: Litigating and Winning in 2017

Location: Salon 2

Isabelle Ord, Partner, DLA Piper, LLP

Thomas Turner, EVP, Special Assets Group Manager, Grandpoint Bank

 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: SAMA Mixer

Location: Ballroom Terrace

 

 

FRIDAY – JUNE 16th, 2017

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Conference Registration

Location: Ballroom Foyer

 

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Breakfast

Location: Ballroom Terrace

 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Panel of In-House Counsel

Location: Ballroom A

Moderator:

Kenneth J. Ottaviano, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP

Speakers:

Lawrence A. Abelson, VP & Senior Counsel, Commercial Workouts, Bank of the West

Christopher T. Lenhart, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Bank

 

9:50 AM – 10:50 AM: Panel of Senior Credit Officers

Location: Ballroom A

Moderator:

Mark Phillips, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, Grandpoint Capital, Inc.

Speakers:

Phillip J. Bond, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach

John Cate, Deputy Chief Credit Officer, East West Bank