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Deborah D. Williamson, Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC. to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Deborah D. Williamson, Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast.

New York, NY, February 01, 2017 --( About Deborah D. Williamson

Deborah Williamson has practiced insolvency and restructuring law for over 30 years. Ms. Williamson is regularly called on by clients in a variety of industries for her bankruptcy experience and advice regarding counterparty risk. She currently serves as one of the 19 members of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Bankruptcy Reform Commission. In 2011, she was awarded the ABI’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been presented only twice in the ABI’s nearly 30-year history. Based in San Antonio, she travels frequently around Texas, the United States, and the world to address colleagues and counsel clients on bankruptcy issues and trends. In 2016, Williamson authored the second edition of When Gushers Go Dry, The Essentials of Oil & Gas Bankruptcy to address new realities in the oil fields, the first guide to oil and gas bankruptcy. She is currently a member of Dykema's Executive Board.

About Dykema Gossett PLLC
Dykema is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices located throughout Michigan, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Texas, California, and Minnesota. Founded in 1926 in Detroit, the firm has grown to include over 450 lawyers and government policy advisors across 15 offices. The firm combines intimate industry knowledge with extensive experience to efficiently guide clients through their unique legal challenges, from regulatory and transactional matters and complex litigation to public policy and lobbying drives. With over 65 practice areas within Business Services, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate, and Regulated Industries, and six specialized industry groups, including Automotive, Dental Service Organizations, Energy, Financial Services, Food & Beverage and Insurance, Dykema delivers practical, results-oriented counsel from the courtroom to the boardroom.

Event Synopsis:

The sudden oil and gas price declines which hit rock bottom by mid-2014 continues to create problems in the oil and gas industry today. Most of the Upstream Exploration and Production (E&P) companies were severely distressed following the recent down grades and debt redeterminations in the industry. In addition, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services, the world’s leading index provider, junked 25 oil and gas companies in early February, which also reaffirmed the existing junk status of several other companies.

With the issues brought by these rapid declines, E&P companies have started to map out and rely on restructuring strategies to remedy the situation. Fortunately, the efforts have reaped positive effects with more than $11 billion in transactions as of last July, the highest so far this year.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help Oil and Gas Companies understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the Recent Developments and Updates on Oil and Gas Companies’ Restructuring Strategies. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing other strategies to accelerate and stabilize the industry’s position in the market.

Key Topics:

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

• Review of the Decline Map from 2014 to 2016
• Reserve-Based Revolving Loan (RBL) for Oil and Gas Companies
• Oil and Gas M&A
• The Latest Restructuring Strategies Taken
• Recent Developments on the Restructuring Strategies
• Other Strategies Oil and Gas Companies May Utilize

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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