Lowenstein partners Bruce S. Nathan and Andrew Behlmann will be speaking on two breakout sessions during the Media Financial Management Association's Media Finance Focus 2022 on May 23, which will feature dozens of cutting-edge sessions, distinguished keynote speakers, interactive industry roundtables, networking events, an exhibit hall showcasing the latest industry products and services, and so much more.

Attendees will learn everything you need to know to stay ahead in the rapidly changing world of media finance, connect with industry peers, and set yourself up for success.

Breakout Session 1: Fraud Playing Offense: Red Flags and Defense Tactics to Avoid Getting Burned
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. ET

Everyone is familiar with the big-name corporate and financial frauds that make national news. But although high-profile names like Enron and Madoff make headlines, businesses like yours are getting hit day after day with schemes and scams that are less obvious but every bit as onerous. From traditional financial statement fraud, to sophisticated e-mail spoofing schemes, to “old school” credit fraud tactics such as same name and ship-to scams, devious charlatans are just a mouse click away from wreaking havoc on your bottom line – and, in some instances, even the viability of your business as a whole. This program deals with credit and payment fraud, the schemes modern fraudsters frequently employ, red flags and warning signs, and the defensive tactics, tips, and tools to protect yourself and your business from the havoc that fraudsters seek to create. The program also deals with increased fraud risk arising from remote work and actual fraud war stories by credit professionals. The results of prior polling of trade creditors on fraud issues will also be discussed. 

Breakout Session 2: Out of the Abyss: Bankruptcy and Restructuring after the Covid-19 Pandemic
Time: 3:30-4:20 p.m. ET

As the adverse effects of COVID-19 on the economy recede (hopefully), this session focuses on where bankruptcy and restructuring are heading in 2022 and the impact on credit professionals. The speakers will focus on the macroeconomic and policy factors that resulted in the fewest chapter 11 filings in more than 35 years, the recent and upcoming policy changes that threaten to drive a resurgence in chapter 11 filings, the industries most likely to be affected and where bankruptcy and restructurings are headed in the post-pandemic era. Trends that will be discussed  include the acceleration of  bankruptcy cases (prepackaged or pre-negotiated plans, sale cases and the increased frequency of structured dismissals of chapter 11 cases); the controversy surrounding non-debtor releases in light of the recent Purdue Pharma decision rejecting them; changes in bankruptcy court practice and creditors’ committee formation, small business bankruptcy trends, recent surge in preference and other litigations, and the increased frequency of alternative insolvency proceedings.


Location: JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, 510 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

*This event is open to the public but requires a registration fee.