Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Registration: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
Program: 8:15 am – 10:00 am
Hard Rock Cafe
1113-31 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Member Rate: $10
Non-Member Rate: $20
Howard Brownstein is a nationally-known turnaround and crisis management professional, and is the President of The Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services to companies and their stakeholders, as well as investment banking services, fiduciary services, and litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He has served as Financial Advisor to Debtors and to lenders and Creditor Committees in bankruptcy proceedings, and as a litigation expert, including serving as Chief Restructuring Officer in U.S. Mortgage which involved a $138 million mortgage fraud, and Plan Administrator in Montgomery Ward LLC, the largest retail liquidation in history.
Mr. Brownstein has served for over 40 years as an independent corporate board member for publicly-held and privately-owned companies, as well as large nonprofits. Many of his board roles have involved “sensitive situations”, e.g., shareholder activism, restructuring, etc. He has been named a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and serves as President of its Philadelphia Chapter. He also serves as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Corporate Governance Committee.
Howard Brownstein is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), served on the International Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), its Executive Committee, and chaired its Audit Committee. He received TMA’s “Outstanding Individual Contribution” award in 2007. He also served on the Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and is a Coordinating Editor of the ABI Journal. He also served on the Governing Board of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) Education Foundation. Mr. Brownstein is a frequent speaker at professional and educational programs, including at Harvard Business School, Wharton, NYU, the American Bar Association and elsewhere, and has published over eighty articles, books and chapters. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he obtained J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, and of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained B.S. and B.A. degrees from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Brownstein is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Florida, but does not actively practice. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.