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Strategic Use of Independent Directors in Multi-Jurisdictional Insolvency Proceedings

Date
2019-02-09

This panel will explore the roles, responsibilities, benefits and liabilities in using independent directors through multi-jurisdictional insolvency proceedings and will discuss using directors strategically throughout the life of a company. The panelists will explain the three typical stages of a company where directors could be instructed — going concern, insolvency and emergence from a restructuring — then explain the roles and responsibilities at each of these appointments.

Issues Facing Community and Critical-Access Hospitals: What Is the Answer, and When Is It Too Good to Be True?

Date
2019-02-09

What are critical-access hospitals, and why are they important? This panel discusses alternative solutions to producing additional cash flow for failing hospitals, which need to be closely scrutinized by health care professionals familiar with licensing, reimbursement, anti-kickbacks and patient-brokering limitations.

ADR in Cross-Border Insolvency Cases

Date
2019-02-09

This panel will discuss the role that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can and does play in bankruptcy, starting with the tension between bankruptcy and ADR, as all ADR processes conflict with bankruptcy’s goal of centralizing estate administration into a single proceeding. In the U.S., this tension is most prevalent when a creditor seeks to enforce a pre-petition arbitration agreement. The panel will next examine the role that mediation plays in U.S. bankruptcy cases by examining the types of issues and disputes that are amenable to resolution via mediation.

Blockchain, Bitcoin and Beyond: Getting Current on Digital Currency

Date
2019-02-08

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.

Contracting Out of Bankruptcy: Domestic and International Considerations

Date
2019-02-08

This panel will explore the effectiveness (and, sometimes, lack thereof) of creditor strategies to restrict by contract a borrower’s ability to obtain bankruptcy relief, whether by limiting the ability of a corporate borrower to seek bankruptcy relief without certain stakeholder approvals, limiting the type of available bankruptcy relief, choosing which country’s bankruptcy laws will apply to an insolvency proceeding involving the borrower, bankruptcy-remote structuring techniques, and other means. For example, the U.S.

Chapter 15 Update: Discovery, Drawbridge, Venue, Parallel Cases and Other Hot Topics in Cross-Border Cases

Date
2019-02-08

This panel will discuss recent chapter15 and cross-border cases, including those involving the scope of discovery available to foreign representatives, § 109 eligibility, venue issues and parallel case concerns. The panel will also discuss logistical and practical solutions in running chapter 15 cases.