The 2016 Distressed Energy Summit

Investment, M&A, Restructuring, and Turnaround Opportunities in the Energy Sector

October 20, 2016    |    The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria     |    Houston, TX

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

Conference sponsorships provide opportunities for companies seeking increased brand awareness and a platform to demonstrate their expertise, products, or services. If confirmed early, conference sponsorship may include the opportunity for your firm to be represented on the executive speaking faculty. For more information on conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Hank Woji, VP Business Development, iiBIG LLC | Phone: 512-692-9839 | Email:

Gold Sponsors:

Buchanan PCBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a full service firm of approximately 530 lawyers and government relations professionals who represent regional, national and international energy clients. Recognized as a "go-to law firm" by Corporate Counsel and ranked by Chambers USA, Buchanan recently received national honors and first-tier metropolitan rankings – in categories including Bankruptcy, Corporate and Energy Law - on U.S. News & World Report–Best Lawyers 2015-16 "Best Law Firms" list. Buchanan has extensive experience representing a broad spectrum of energy industry clients including domestic and international petroleum companies, exploration, drilling and development companies, pipeline companies, utilities, energy service companies, chemical companies, as well as financial institutions, equity funds and royalty trusts. The firm has represented a number of creditors, 363 bidders, gatherers, transporters and JOA counterparties in several oil and gas bankruptcies around the United States. For more information, visit

ChironChiron Financial LLC is an investment banking firm that arranges private placements of debt and equity capital as well as mergers, acquisitions and sales for middle market companies.   We raise start-up capital and growth capital, and assist with refinancing, financial restructuring, and other special situations. Chiron’s clients have included companies in oil and gas, oil service and equipment, midstream and downstream energy, power, building products, basic materials, health care, real estate, retailing, light and heavy manufacturing, and non-profits.  For more information, visit

Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite.

Jones Day Jones Day has played a leading role in all aspects of the recent wave of refinancings, recapitalizations, exchange offers, out-of-court and in-court restructurings, and acquisitions and dispositions that have engulfed the energy sector. In these engagements, Jones Day has utilized experienced lawyers from its top-tier Energy, Capital Markets, Restructuring, Banking & Finance, and Tax practices who are consistently ranked as among the best in these fields. The Firm’s experience includes recent high-profile energy workouts: Swift Energy; Goodrich Petroleum; Seventy Seven Energy; Samson Resources; Halcon; ATP Oil & Gas; All American Oil & Gas; ERG Intermediate Holdings; Energy Partners; Baseline Oil & Gas; Seahawk Drilling; GMX Resources; Diverse Energy; and Southcross Energy. Jones Day is one of the world’s largest law firms. Its One Firm Worldwide culture ensures seamless, cross-discipline/cross-practice service delivery in all relationships. Jones Day, which has an unparalleled client service record, is one of only three law firms that has appeared in the BTI Client Service 30 each year for the past 15 years, and has been ranked number one by BTI more times than any other firm.

Silver Sponsor:

AonAon has led the expansion and maturation of Transaction Liability Insurance over the past 15 years, and has built a dedicated team in this space, with former M&A and Tax attorneys located in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Toronto and San Francisco and have global support in Bermuda, London, Sydney and Hong Kong. Aon placed almost 220 TL insurance programs policies in the US in 2015, binding roughly $7.2B in limits of liability and servicing an expanse of deals from the lower middle market to multi-billion dollar transactions for bulge-bracket private equity clients and corporate acquirers. This represented 30% growth in limits placed over 2014. For more information go to:

Duff & PhelpsDuff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, disputes and investigations, M&A, real estate, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world. For more information, visit

Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC was founded in 1968 and has been recognized repeatedly by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine as one of the country’s outstanding such firms.  Distressed, troubled or under-performing energy companies face challenges on multiple fronts.   As a pioneer in the turnaround and restructuring space, GH is tuned in to the objectives and sensitivities of all parties and has helped more than 1500 companies identify and work toward the best solutions. Companies and their advisors turn to our seasoned professionals for help with turnarounds and workouts, interim and crisis management, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring.

Loughlin-Management_2016.jpgLM+Co has built a unique culture with a deep bench of operations experts, proven turnaround leaders, vanguard technologists and financial professionals in Private Equity Value Creation, Turnaround + Restructuring and Corporate Finance. LM+Co has distinguished itself for more than a decade, tackling complex situations and focusing on actionable solutions across a broad range of industries, with the single-minded mission of maximizing value for client companies and their stakeholders. Our brand is founded on aligning our superior approach to planning and execution with our core goal: Results. Period. For more information, visit

Reorg ResearchReorg Research has quickly grown to become an industry-leading provider of real-time news, commentary and analysis on issues affecting the distressed debt, event-driven and leveraged finance markets. Our mission is to provide independent, insightful and timely market intelligence and analysis to our subscribers so they can make better business and investment decisions. We provide real-time access to financial information that drives investment decisions and market perspectives. From there, we built a dedicated editorial team of journalists, former lawyers and investment bankers to leverage our proprietary technology to provide a comprehensive view of the situations that our subscribers care about. For more information go to:

Associate Sponsor:

BMC GroupCorporate, legal, and transactional professionals rely on BMC Group for technology, tools and services to securely collect, manage and exchange critical information. Acting as an information agent, BMC Group is proud to utilize our own award winning, top-tier secure virtual data room (SmartRoom(tm)) boasting an interface available in nine languages and multiple use cases. With an international network and offices around the world, we provide global 24/7 support resources for capital raise, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, litigation and simple secure repository. BMC Group ensures you have secure, timely and accurate data for informed decision making. For more information, visit

CitadelFounded in 2014, Citadel SPV provides a comprehensive array of entity formation, governance, administration, accounting and investor reporting services to the global capital markets. We take pride in our unique capacities for specialized services in complex financing structures including securitization, project finance and alternative or special situations finance. Citadel SPV leverages more than 25 years of market experience to deliver consultative solutions for complex financing structures, including customized structural alternatives, a complete array of independent director and officer services, sophisticated program management solutions and customized accounting and investor reporting solutions. Headquartered in New York, Citadel SPV offers its clients a comprehensive network of global service delivery locations, either directly or via our partner network including, Delaware, Texas, Cayman, United Kingdom, Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan and Australia.

Event Details
What: Distressed ENERGY Summit
Where: The Westin Galleria
Houston, TX