Retired Bankruptcy Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald joins Dr. David Tabak and George A. Zimmerman on a Program Exploring the Issue of Assessing Expert Witness Testimony Regarding Valuation of Chapter 11 Debtor’s Businesses

Contributed by Judith K. Fitzgerald

Tucker Arensberg Shareholder and Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Judith K. Fitzgerald, will join Dr. David Tabak, the testifying expert,  and George A. Zimmerman, lead counsel for the parent of FPL Grp., Inc. on a program exploring the issue of assessing expert witness testimony regarding valuation of chapter 11 debtor’s businesses on October 27, 2015 in New York City.  NERA (National Economic Research Associates) is hosting a breakfast program inspired by the decision of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Adelphia Communications Corporation v. FPL Grp., Inc.  The case dealt in part with a valuation and insolvency dispute over whether the assumption can be supported that  a firm that had an undisclosed financial fraud would have been incapable of obtaining financing had the fraud been known.  Issuers and others such as auditors and investment bankers that might be charged with failing to uncover a fraud in addition to their counsel and financial advisors, stand to  benefit from this discussion.