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Webinar: What’s In Your Wallet? – Crypto in the Bankruptcy Courts

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July 11 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Special low price! 1 Hour MCLE; 1 Legal Specialization in Bankruptcy Law  

Reorganization under bankruptcy Chapter 11 is presently the only U.S. legal regime to resolve the failures of cryptocurrency platforms.  Among the high-profile crypto Chapter 11 cases in the last two years were Celsius and BlockFi.  To sort out unprecedented issues in those cases over the ownership of custodial and depository customers’ accounts, bankruptcy courts played unique roles in the unregulated and largely uninsured space of crypto exchanges.  This program’s panel will feature the insights of battle-tested legal counsel in those cases, as well as a discussion of new crypto risks that may find themselves in the bankruptcy courts. Participants will learn how to properly advise their clients of the risks in holding digital assets.

“What’s in your wallet?” is a registered trademark of Capital One Financial Corporation.  It’s use here is for education purposes only.  No other use by anyone is authorized.

Non-Member Price: $30.00
Member Price: $15.00

Chris Koenig is a restructuring partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chris’s practice focuses on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Francis Petrie is a restructuring partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Robert Stark is the Chair of Brown Rudnick LLP Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Stark focuses his practice on complex corporate restructuring, including in-court Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts. He has extensive experience representing debtors/borrowers, secured and unsecured creditors, official creditor/equity committees, and other significant parties-in-interest in large corporate insolvency matters.  He is the co-author of a recent law review article, The Bankruptcy Court As Crypto Market Regulator, Southern California Law Review, 96 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1479 (2024), with Yesha Yadav,  Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School.

Jim Hayes (moderator) is a founding partner of Zinser | Hayes in Newport Beach, California, practicing corporate law, commercial law, bankruptcy law, and mediation.  Mr. Hayes blends representing clients as a practicing lawyer with an academic career as a law professor, both full-time and part-time, at Western State College of Law in Irvine, California.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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