September 07 - 08, 2023

National Association of Federal Equity Receivers

NAFER 2023 Annual Conference

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Grand Hyatt
1000 Broadway
Nashville, TN

Venable is pleased to invite you to meet with us in Nashville, as several of our attorneys will attend, exhibit, and speak during this year’s meeting to share their insights and recommendations.

Our receivership practice chair, Jonathan Perlman, serves as the current president of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER), the only national organization devoted to federal receiverships and the unique issues receivers, judges, and regulators face in receivership cases. NAFER is dedicated to providing excellent receivership education and networking opportunities and instilling confidence in those selecting NAFER receivers and their professionals.

Our NAFER Team

Jonathan Perlman, Partner
Gregory Garno, Partner
Patrick Kalbac, Associate
Thaddeus Kleckley, Associate
Elizabeth McIntosh, Associate

Our Speaking Engagements

Every Rose Has Its Thorn: A Practical Review of Thorny Discovery Issues
Thursday, September 7 | 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


Thaddeus R. Kleckley - Associate, Venable LLP
Hon. Andrew B. Altenburg - U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Erik Weinick - Partner, Otterbourg PC

Receivers involved in litigation often face thorny issues related to discovery. This panel will provide a practical overview to such questions as: Who controls the attorney-client privilege? Does the answer change if counsel was representing more than one party? Has all potential evidence been preserved and does the receiver have the ability to comply with discovery demands? What are the consequences if such potential evidence hasn’t been preserved or the receiver can’t compel production (e.g., servers are in Panama or computers need a password)? What is required for a witness to properly assert the privilege against self-incrimination? Does it make a difference if the statements are given informally?

Avoiding Tears in Your Beer in Cross-Border Receiverships
Friday, September 8 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Jonathan E. Perlman - Partner, Venable LLP
Dr. Aimee Prieto - Partner, Prieto Cabrera & Asociados
Bradley D. Sharp - President/CEO, Development Specialists, Inc.
Teresa Verges - Regional Trial Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The session will focus on developments and trends in cross-border receiverships initiated by U.S. agencies. The panel will discuss critical early case issues in cross-border receiverships; working with foreign courts and foreign fiduciaries in cross-border receiverships; and the differences between U.S. and foreign courts in relation to both administration and distributions. Bradley Sharp and Jonathan Perlman will share some of their experiences from the DLI and TCA receiverships, and Teresa Verges will provide insight from a regulator’s perspective.

Join us for coffee and conversation during our Cafecito Break
Friday, September 8 | 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.