Broadcast Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Corporate bankruptcy filings in the United States have surged in 2023, with over 230 companies seeking Chapter 11 protection, the highest number since 2010. This increase is due to economic difficulties, including a sluggish economy, increasing interest rates, and ongoing inflation.

These and other developments underscore the need for businesses to be well-versed in reorganization strategies and tools to address financial challenges, adapt to market conditions, preserve relationships, minimize losses, and position themselves for long-term success.

Experienced financial restructuring practitioners Mark D. Podgainy, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC, and Kristen L. Perry, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, will present a comprehensive discussion of the latest trends in corporate bankruptcy and reorganization. The speakers will offer helpful insights into navigating the increasingly challenging economic environment.

Key topics include:

  • Corporate Bankruptcy and Reorganization: Trends and Developments
  • Analyzing the Significant Increase in Bankruptcy Filings
  • Economic Difficulties and Contributing Factors
  • Reorganization Strategies and Tools
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of bankruptcy law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Mark D. Podgainy, Managing Director
Financial and Operations Consulting

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC

Mark D. Podgainy, Managing Director, has 25 years of experience in operational roles and turnaround consulting in a variety of industries. His areas of expertise include operations restructuring, business plan analysis, performance improvement, cash and vendor management, bankruptcy consulting, and interim management services. He has also worked with law firms on forensic and litigation support assignments. His clients have primarily been in the hospitality, real estate, education, consumer products, manufacturing, apparel and textile, food, and retail sectors. Mark has a successful track record guiding middle market companies through workout and restructuring processes, both in and out of court, throughout the country.

Kristen L. Perry, Attorney
Corporate Restructuring Specialist

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Kristen Perry advises clients in complex reorganization matters, both in- and out-of-court. She advises clients in preparing Chapter 11 matters for filing and negotiating restructuring transactions, including distressed asset sales/purchases, debtor-in-possession financing and exit financing.

Kristen represents debtors, hedge funds and bank lenders across a variety of industries. She has represented companies in high stakes mass tort litigation, with an emphasis in pharmaceutical and products liability litigation. Her experience also extends to complex commercial and business litigation matters. Kristen has previously counseled clients on bad faith litigation and insurance defense.


Mark D. PodgainyManaging Director

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC


Kristen L. PerryAssociate

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Brief Overview of Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Code Protections
  • Key Trends
  • Increase in Bankruptcy Filings
  • Reasons for Increase in Bankruptcy Filings
  • Preparation for Filing
  • Strategies and Tools for Debtors
  • Strategies and Tools for Creditors
  • Strategies and Tools for Lenders
  • Third-party Releases

Date & Time:

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Restructuring Officers (CRO)
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFO)
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers/Consultants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Specialists
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Bankruptcy Administrators
  • General/In-House Counsel
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Mark D. PodgainyManaging Director
Financial and Operations Consulting
Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Kristen L. PerryAttorney
Corporate Restructuring Specialist
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP



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