Helping Businesses Navigate Chapter 11 Options

Both large and small businesses are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many had to close during this time, and now numerous are being forced to make the painful decision of filing for bankruptcy.

The ability of companies to restructure, efficiently liquidate, and/or to sell assets often is contingent upon the expedited resolution of business matters. Moreover, finding out-of-court means to resolve disputes can have a real impact on the efficacy and economy of the bankruptcy process. It is for this reason that Bankruptcy Courts have traditionally embraced the use of mediation in Chapter 11 cases.

The anticipated wave of bankruptcy filings may unduly burden the courts, resulting in unnecessary expense and delay while matters await resolution. The use of mediation in the context of Chapter 11 cases can expedite the process by helping debtors and creditors devise agreed-upon—often creative—solutions. Key personnel therefore are freed up and not diverted from their main duties in helping the company restructure.

The AAA-ICDR offers a Bankruptcy ADR service offering with mediators who have extensive
Chapter 11 industry experience as well as alternative dispute resolution experience resolving complex litigation and corporate disputes. Mediators are former state, federal, and bankruptcy court judges and nationally recognized bankruptcy practitioners. 

Bankruptcy mediations can be conducted via AAA-ICDR Zoom Virtual Hearing Managed Services. Virtual-hearing specialists attend to all the technical details of the video-hearing process, which is customizable, so that parties and mediators need concentrate only on the mediation procedure.


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Featured Panelists


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Catharine Biggs Arrowood
Parker Poe
North Carolina
United States

Hugh J. Bell, Jr.
Henning Mediation &
Arbitration Services, Inc.
Georgia
United States

Raymond G. Bender
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Washington D.C.
United States

Fred G. Bennett
Quinn Emanuel
California
United States


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Marc Borello
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Roquefort les Pins
France

Thomas Brewer
Independent Arbitrator
Washington
United States

Gerry F. Doyle
Doyle & Bachman
Washington D.C.
United States

Allen B. Green
Dentons
Washington D.C.
United States


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Hon. Faith S. Hochberg
Judge Hochberg ADR
New York
United States

Kathryn J. Humphrey
Dykema
Michigan
United States

Paul Klaas
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
Minneapolis
United States

Steve Koh
Perkins Coie
Washington
United States


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Sharon L. Larkin
Larkin Ferrell
Washington D.C.
United States

Pamela Meredith
Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger
Washington D.C.
United States

Elliot Polebaum
Independent Arbitrator
Washington D.C.
United States

Kara M. Sacilotto
Wiley Rein
Washington D.C.
United States


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Lawrence Schaner
Schaner Dispute Resolution
Illinois
United States

Lester Schiefelbein
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
California
United States

Milton “Skip” Smith
Sherman & Howard
Colorado
United States

Stephen Smith
Independent Arbitrator
Colorado
United States


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Edna Sussman
Sussman ADR
New York
United States

Wolf von Kumberg
Independent Arbitrator & Mediator
London
United Kingdom

Kellye L. Walker
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Virginia
United States

Richard Ziegler
Jenner & Block
New York
United States



For more information, please contact either vice president below or fill out the form above.                                                                                   
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Steve K. Andersen, Esq.

Vice President, ICDR
Los Angeles, CA
+1.213.271.9915  |  [email protected]

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Andrew Barton

Vice President, AAA
San Antonio, TX
+1.210.998.5750  |  [email protected]