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Expert to Discuss GM, Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Cases

Release date
Sep-17-2010

Contact
Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
716-645-2833
ghosen@buffalo.edu

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nationally renowned corporate restructuring attorney Harvey R. Miller will discuss the General Motors and Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 cases on Oct. 14 at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts (CFA) on UB’s North Campus.

“Financial Failure in Bankruptcy through the Prism of Lehman Brothers and General Motors” will be the topic of discussion, which is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made here.

The visit will begin with a networking reception from 6-6:45 p.m. in the CFA atrium, followed by Miller’s remarks and a question-and-answer session from 7-8:30 p.m. in the CFA screening room.

Sponsored by the UB School of Management and the UB Law School, in conjunction with the Upstate New York Turnaround Management Association (UNYTMA), this will be the sixth event in the annual Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series.

Miller is a senior partner in the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges based in New York City. Cited by The New York Times as “probably the best-known bankruptcy lawyer in the country,” Miller has worked on the largest and most complex bankruptcy cases in the modern era, including General Motors, Lehman Brothers, Texaco, Sunbeam and Bethlehem Steel. He has been a member of his firm’s management committee for more than 25 years and created and developed the firm’s Business Finance and Restructuring department specializing in reorganizing distressed business entities.

This year, Miller was named one of the 40 “Most Influential Lawyers” of the past decade by The National Law Journal. Citing his work on multiple bankruptcies, including Lehman Brothers and General Motors, the Journal placed him within an elite group of lawyers “whose work was so consequential that it helped to push the profession, an industry or practice area substantially forward.”

The Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series focuses on current issues and topics related to business and finance. The series is part of a larger effort to foster an integrated understanding of the worlds of business and law, and to encourage a collaborative dialogue between business and legal professionals. The series is funded through the generous support of Gerald S. Lippes. Additional funding for this year’s lecture is provided by the UNYTMA.

For more information, contact the School of Management’s Graduate Programs Office at som-apps@buffalo.edu or 716-645-3204.

UNYTMA (www.unyturnaround.org) is part of the Turnaround Management Association, the only international nonprofit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. With international headquarters in Chicago, TMA has more than 9,000 members including turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters and consultants. The UNYTMA encompasses Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. The TMA’s only student chapter in the country is at the UB School of Management.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.