Expert Webcast is a sophisticated digital source of expertise for the professional and the business communities locally, nationally and cross-border. Producing the industry’s leading webcast panels and dealmaker interviews covering corporate, M&A, restructuring and finance topics, Expert Webcast addresses timely and relevant issues faced by business owners, C-level executives, corporate advisers and institutional investors. From high-caliber content to powerful distribution capabilities, Expert Webcast is trusted by leading brands and professionals to deliver timely content and reach desired local, national and international audiences.

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Senior Advisors

Alex Kasdan
Alex Kasdan

Alex Kasdan is host and CEO of Expert Webcast. With extensive experience in investment banking, corporate law and restructuring, domestically and cross-border, with firms such as Credit Suisse First Boston, O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell, LLP (O’Melveny & Myers LLP), Battle Fowler LLP (Paul Hastings) and Schlumberger, Alex brings more than twenty years of senior-level Wall Street advice to the middle market companies and entrepreneurs.

Alex graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. magna cum laude in Economics and Italian. He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School.

Cynthia Romano
Cynthia Romano

Cynthia Romano is a Global Director of CohnReznick Advisory’s Restructuring and Dispute Resolution Practice. She has more than 25 years of experience in performance improvement, turnaround management, transaction support, and investment analysis.


  • MBA, International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • B.A. with honors, Educational History and Policy, Brown University


Sharie Brown
Shari Brown

Sharie is a partner in the white collar and government investigations practice group of Troutman Pepper.  She is a trusted advisor, investigator and practical thought leader in corporate compliance and internal investigations related to alleged financial fraud, FCPA bribery and corruption, trade sanctions, USA Patriot Act anti-money laundering, and civil asset forfeitures.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Dean’s List, 1982
  • University of Pennsylvania, joint B.A./M.A., ONYX Senior Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Sphinx Honor Society, 1979
Deborah Kovsky-Apap

Deb represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees and trustees in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts across the country, in addition to possessing substantial litigation and trial experience in the areas of insolvency and commercial law.  She advises on Restructuring and Distressed M&A content for Expert Webcast.

Deb holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and associate editor of Columbia Law Review, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

Sam Maizel

Sam is a partner in Dentons’ Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group. His practice includes bankruptcy matters and financial restructuring in- and out-of-court in all industries, but he leads the firm’s healthcare industry restructuring efforts nationwide. He has served as lead bankruptcy counsel to debtors in Chapter 11 cases, as an examiner appointed pursuant to the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as lead counsel to various official bankruptcy committees and to individual creditors. As a senior advisor, Sam helps guide Healthcare Restructuring programs offered on Expert Webcast.

Mark Shinderman

Mark is a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.   has almost 30 years of experience restructuring companies inside and outside of bankruptcy in numerous industries, directing bankruptcy-related litigation, and handling the purchase of assets out of bankruptcy.

Mark holds a J.D. from Harvard University and a B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University.  He helps guide restructuring and turnaround focused programs on Expert Webcast.