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Distress, Restructuring and the Pandemic: The Winners and Losers (03/25/2021)

Program Number: 3173 Presenter: Keith M. Aurzada, Esq., Aaron Javian, Esq., Michael Venditto, Esq.

During 2020, the U.S. economy, weighed-down by record levels of unemployment and the largest drop in quarterly gross domestic product, experienced the highest volume of bankruptcy activity since the 2008 financial crisis. As the economy tries to shake-off the effects of the pandemic, some businesses are burdened by too much debt while others face uncertain demand for their goods or services. This seminar will discuss the factors that will determine which businesses will be able to reorganize and which will not. The program will also focus on industries that will experience significant continued stress in 2021.

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In the Midst of the Pandemic, Where Does the “Gig Economy” Stand? (03/05/2021)

Program Number: 3153 Presenter: Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, D. Porpoise Evans, Esq., Aleida Martinez-Molina, Esq.

Before COVID-19 dominated the headlines, the gig economy was big news as it evolved, matured, and disrupted the modern workforce. Will gig workers prove essential to economic recovery, or detrimental to companies already struggling to survive? An employment attorney and a bankruptcy attorney break out their crystal balls to tackle these and related issues – all with the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic and the new Biden/Harris administration

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Cryptocurrency: Current Tax and Bank Secrecy Act Regulatory and Enforcement Environment (02/26/2021)

Program Number: 3149 Presenter: John D. (Don) Fort, Esq., Lawrence (Larry) Sannicandro, Esq.

Virtual currencies, including cryptocurrency, have recently received significant attention from the IRS, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, and other law enforcement agencies. The panelists, led by the former chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, will explore recent guidance from FinCEN and/or the IRS with respect to: (1) the collection, retention, and disclosure to the U.S. government of certain transactions involving cryptocurrency; (2) the taxation of, and tax reporting standards for, cryptocurrency; and (3) Bank Secrecy Act reporting, such as the Foreign Bank Account Report. The panelists will also discuss strategies to mitigate the risk of civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance with the internal revenue laws, including the availability of the qualified amended return and the IRS’s voluntary disclosure practice. This webinar is a must-attend for all professionals and practitioners who operate in the space of, or advise on, cryptocurrency. Objectives:

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Discerning Derivative Claims – From Madoff to TelexFree (12/18/2020)

Program Number: 3086 Presenter: Evan T. Miller, Esq., Shane G. Ramsey, Esq.

This program will address the common problem of competing claims of creditors and bankruptcy trustees in ponzi scheme litigation. The program will give provide practice pointers and guidance to attorneys representing individual creditors and bankruptcy trustees and will offer best practices on how to navigate the issues presented in such ligation.

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What Attorneys Need to Know About the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (04/07/2020)

Program Number: 3071 Presenter: Michael Riela, Esq.

Small and mid-sized companies often find it difficult to use Chapter 11 to successfully reorganize and Chapter 11 forces distressed firms to incur significant professional fees, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code imposes numerous administrative burdens on debtors. Congress recently addressed these problems by enacting the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”), which became effective on February 19, 2020. The SBRA is designed to foster successful restructurings of small businesses, and thereby save jobs and preserve enterprise value. Among other things, the SBRA adds a new “Subchapter V” to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, which contain new tools to increase a small business debtor’s chances for a successful reorganization. During this webinar, participants will learn about the key features of new Subchapter V, as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks to filing a Subchapter V case. Participants will also learn about how the SBRA has modified existing law regarding actions to

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Post-Lehman Rules of the Road: Navigating the Latest Federal Stay Regulations Governing Financial Contracts with Global Systemically Important Banks (12/10/2020)

Program Number: 30275 Presenter: Robert N.H. Christmas, Esq., Barry M. Rothchild, Esq.

Procedural gaps between the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and federal bank rehabilitation procedures caused one of the destabilizing features of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy cases, which was the immediate and damaging termination of Lehman’s financial contracts and those of its subsidiaries through creditors’ use of cross-default provisions. A key regulatory reform goal of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was to reduce the effect on the United States financial system of the financial failure of a single institution that could have systemic negative impacts on the whole of the U.S. economy, and to preserve the value of that institution’s assets. As part of these efforts, recent Federal regulations broadly dictate the timing of use, and types, of default remedies that are permitted in most financial contracts with global systemically important banks (“GSIB”). This Webinar will help practitioners (a) identify which of their clients are

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Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property: Avoiding Traps and Exploiting Opportunities When They Merge (10/23/2020)

Program Number: 30254 Presenter: Michael H. Strub, Jr., Esq.

As a result of the pandemic, bankruptcy filings by large companies have surged. This program reviews what attorneys and their clients should know about how bankruptcy law can affect intellectual property rights, including the right to bring litigation and to terminate or perpetuate licenses. The program also discusses issues that potential licensees and licensors of intellectual property should consider during the drafting and negotiation of licenses to avoid potential pitfalls.

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Force Majeure Lease Provisions and Covid-19 Related Relief: More Power to the Tenants?” (12/01/2020)

Program Number: 30253 Presenter: Michael Kwiatkowski, Esq., Michelle McMahon, Esq., Matthew G. Roseman, Esq., Michael H. Traison, Esq.

With the spiraling rate of challenge and even failure for restaurants and retail establishments many lawyers are experiencing their first Encounters since law school with the concept of force majeure. Cullen and Dykman’s team of insolvency lawyers are prepared to explain in plain English.

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The New Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code: A New Way for Small Businesses to Reorganize (10/02/2020)

Program Number: 30235 Presenter: Andrew Weissman, Esq.

For many years now, reorganizing under Chapter 11 had been out of reach for many smaller debtors. As strange as it may sound, it was too expensive for smaller businesses to file for bankruptcy and reorganize under Chapter 11. The expense of funding a creditors’ committee, the U.S. Trustee fees, and costs of preparing a disclosure statement and soliciting a plan of reorganization were too much for many businesses. Not only was it expensive, but small business owners could lose control of the business if unsecured creditors did not support the reorganization. To remove these barriers to reorganizing under the Bankruptcy Code, Congress enacted the new Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code. The new Subchapter seeks to simplify the reorganization process by eliminating some of the large expenses of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including funding a creditors’ committees and certain United States Trustee fees, while speeding up the process by requiring a

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Funding in a Financial Downturn: How Litigation Finance Can Help Clients and Law Firms Weather the Storm (09/21/2020)

Program Number: 30231 Presenter: Wendie Childress, Esq., David J. Kerstein, Esq.

During this period of economic uncertainty, litigation finance can serve as a tool to help clients and law firms weather the storm. Dave Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer for Validity Finance and Wendie Childress, Validity's Portfolio Counsel, will discuss what lawyers need to know about how to use litigation finance to help their clients, including companies in distress, recover valuable assets in the form of legal claims and improve their balance sheets. The presentation will also cover portfolio financing and how it can help law firms attain profitability and growth, even in the midst of financial strain in the legal industry.

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