Cryptocurrency is currently gaining popularity around the world as it builds better investment opportunities for several business sectors including the financial and banking industry. However, along with its soaring prominence, issues such as insolvency, crypto-asset incorporation failures, valuation claim risks, and digital asset restructuring challenges also emerge, further implicating the current bankruptcy landscape.
Thus, companies and all affected individuals should thoroughly monitor related enforcement initiatives and notable court decisions to keep them away from threats of litigation. Effective practices and strategies are deemed vital to ensure compliance.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help related practitioners and professionals plan their way through the recent trends and developments in bankruptcy and cryptocurrency. Speakers, among other things, will also offer helpful insights in carefully managing legal issues and challenges.
Key topics include:
Bankruptcy and Cryptocurrency: Regulatory Trends and Developments
David A. Mawhinney, Associate Bowditch & Dewey LLP
DAVID A. MAWHINNEY is an associate at Bowditch & Dewey LLP in Framingham, where he advises clients in all manner of commercial disputes, restructuring, and insolvency. He began his career clerking for the Hon. Frank J. Bailey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. From 2013 to 2020, he was an associate in the restructuring and insolvency group at K&L Gates LLP in Boston. In 2019, Mr. Mawhinney was appointed by the United States Trustee’s Office to serve as a Subchapter V Trustee for Region One. Mr. Mawhinney has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in Massachusetts for Bankruptcy and Restructuring in 2020 and 2021. He is the current Chair of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees’ Committee of Subchapter V, and a member of the Boston Bar Association. He is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.
James M. Sullivan, Partner Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
James Sullivan’s primary practice focus is corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, distressed situations and complex commercial disputes. He brings a wealth of experience representing corporate debtors, banks, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and distressed investors in large Chapter 11 cases. James is honored with a listing in New York Super Lawyers® and is rated AV Preeminent™ in his field by Martindale-Hubbell. He was also recognized in the 2019 New York’s Top Rated Lawyers, published by the New York Law Journal. He regularly authors and lectures on numerous topics concerning bankruptcy, including the recently amended small business provisions of the Bankruptcy Code.