Finance and Banking

Cryptocurrency Management Strategies in Bankruptcy

This panel will provide an update on cryptocurrency’s adoption and integration into the global financial system. The panelists will share practical approaches for bankruptcy practitioners to identify, take possession of and manage cryptocurrency in bankruptcy cases. The panelists will also discuss strategies for debtors in possession and bankruptcy trustees to preserve the value of crypto-estate property.


Alan R. Rosenberg, Moderator
Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog, P.A.; Miami
James S. Feltman
Kroll, LLC; Miami
Brad M. Kahn
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; New York
Kevin Madura
AlixPartners, LLP; Washington, D.C.

2022 Caribbean Insolvency Symposium

Blockchain, Bitcoin and Beyond: Getting Current on Digital Currency

This panel will discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency, focusing on the basic terminology and how various agencies of the U.S. government treat cryptocurrency, in particular the Internal Revenue Service, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The panel will then examine how security interests in cryptocurrency are perfected under Article 9, and whether transfers of cryptocurrency can be avoided pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 548 or clawed back as preferences pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 547, as well as whether interests in cryptocurrency can be claimed exempt under 11 U.S.C. § 522, with a focus on Florida. The panel will also discuss issues concerning whether initial cryptocurrency coin offerings are dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. § 522, how digital currency is changing the way business is conducted, which industries have been early adopters of digital currency, and whether digital currency is here to stay. Finally, the panel will discuss the Cayman perspective on digital currency, as well as current developments and trends.


Hon. Roberta Colton, Moderator
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (M.D. Fla.)
Jude Scott
Cayman Finance; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Alan R. Rosenberg
Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog; Miami
Bryce A. Suzuki
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP; Phoenix

2019 Caribbean Insolvency Symposium

Emerging from the COVID-19 Disruption: The Need for a National Emergency Restructuring Entity

This panel will discuss a proposed solution for a response to the need for funding to recapitalize and provide liquidity to viable businesses seeking to emerge from the disruption.


Donald Bernstein, Moderator
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | New York, USA
Shin Abe
Kasumigaseki International Law Office (KILO) | Tokyo, Japan
Thomas Felsberg
Felsberg Advogados | Sao Paulo, Brazil
Richard Gitlin
Gitlin & Company, LLC | Delray Beach, Fla., USA

2020 International Insolvency Forum

Follow The Money: Bankruptcy as a Tool to Fight Fraud and Recover Assets

Panelists from IWIRC's Latin America network will explore the tools available and strategies for recovering assets in cross-border insolvencies from a Latin American perspective.


Aimee Prieto, Moderator
Prieto Cabrera & Asociados; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Pamela Goldbaum
Lathrop & Blanco Abogados; Las Condes, Chile
Susana Hidvegi
Chief Judge of the Business Bankruptcy Court; Colombia
Marlyn Narkis Assis
MDU Legal; Panama
Nyana Miller
Sequor Law; Miami, USA
Rosa Rojas Vértiz C.
Rojas Vértiz; Mexico City, Mexico

2020 International Insolvency Forum