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DeBord Addresses the ABI on Innovative Technologies in Law Practice

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DeBord Addresses the ABI on Innovative Technologies in Law Practice

April 24, 2018


Bryan Cave’s Chief Innovation Officer, Kathryn DeBord recently joined a panel at the ABI Spring Meeting.  Innovative technologies and A.I. are changing the way lawyers practice law and the way law firms operate.  Moderated by Professor Lois Lupica, this panel of lawyer-technologists discussed their experiences with a variety of A.I. technology platforms, and explained how technology tools can help provided “value added” for firm clients.

Phoenix R&I Partner Bob Miller Provides the 411 on 552

Phoenix Restructuring and Insolvency partner Bob Miller presented at the ABI’s Spring Meeting in a program entitled “Navigating § 552: Pre-Petition Security Interests in Proceeds.”  The program covered how and when a secured creditor’s rights are affected by § 552, including typical scenarios in this difficult area of the law.

Hirsch to Co-Host Webinar on ASARCO

Phoenix Partner Kyle S. Hirsch will join Shanti M. Katona (Polsinelli) and Judge Abigail B. Willie (U.S. Bankruptcy Court; E.D. Mo.) to address the impact of the ASARCO decision on fee application dispute.  Click here to register for this webinar, and click here for a sample of our prior coverage of ASARCO from the Bankruptcy Cave.


DeJonker Speaks at 9th Annual HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference

March 18, 2018


Chicago Restructuring Partner Jason DeJonker will speak at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Corporate Counsel conference, March 15-18 in San Francisco, Calif.  DeJonker will moderate a panel on “Strategies and Technology for Creating an Innovative Law Firms and In-House Legal Departments,” where panelists will share their real-world experience in building the “New Law” firms, the race among multinational law firms to find the competitive edge in the use of legal technology to deliver legal services, and how corporate legal teams have used technology to better align themselves with the goals of the C-Suite.

DeJonker also will speak on a panel at the HNBA Business Development Institute on March 17, a new program designed to teach new and aspiring law firm partners the business development strategies they will need to become successful rainmakers at their firms. A panel composed of high-ranking in-house counsel with hiring authority and senior law firm

Wickouski, Finkelstein to Host/Moderate Corporate Trust/Distressed Investing Roundtable

March 11, 2018


Stephanie Wickouski and Jeremy Finkelstein will host another Bryan Cave Corporate Trust/Distressed Investing Roundtable on March 14 in our New York Office, and moderate the program, which will explore:

  • Navigating the Bumpy Road of Successorship: The Legal and Business Challenges of Resignation, Removal and Replacement.
  • Bankruptcy Venue: Recent Trends and the Implications for Trustees, Bondholders and Professionals.
  • Market Outlook: What’s on the Horizon in the Middle Market?


To learn more or to register your clients or contacts, please click here.

Litigating Bankruptcy and Fraudulent Conveyance Issues in M&A Deals: Are the Consequences Real or Imaginary?

February 5, 2018


San Francisco Partner Meryl Macklin and Los Angeles Partner Sharon Weiss and Counsel Rosario Vizzie hosted a webinar Dec. 7 on the litigation bankruptcy and fraudulent conveyance issues in M&A deals.

For a copy of the full presentation, contact

Fiorenza to Lead Panel at the 15th Annual Symposium of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

Atlanta associate Leah Fiorenza will lead a panel on the Supreme Court’s landmark Jevic opinion at the Fifteenth Annual Symposium of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, February 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The panel consists of leading Chapter 11 lawyers from around the country, including Alexandra Dugan (Nashville, Tennessee), Katherine Good (Wilmington, Delaware), and Monique Hayes (Miami, Florida), and will address Jevic’s winners and losers in modern Chapter 11 practice, the unique uses of Jevic, and some of its consequences (intended or not).  

Leah Fiorenza works in Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ Rights Group, where her focus is on complex Chapter 11 cases.  She recently co-lead the Bryan Cave team that successfully represented Oconee Regional Health Systems, a regional hospital and group of clinics serving a seven county area in Georgia, in its

DeJonker Speaks at Chicago Bar Association – Commercial Bankruptcy Law Program

November 3, 2017


Chicago Partner Jason DeJonker will speak at the Commercial Bankruptcy Law Program, which will be held Nov. 14.  DeJonker will take part in a panel discussion, “WARN and Chapter 11,” in which participants will hear an examination of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and its impact in Chapter 11.  Additional topics will include WARN Act requirements and exceptions, best practices, and the treatment of WARN claims. The program will take place at the Chicago Bar Association from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

As a member of Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Group and Financial Services Client Service Group, DeJonker represents private equity and hedge fund investors, financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and bankruptcy trustees throughout the United States in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights

Mark Stingley to Moderate Panel at ABI Seminar

April 10, 2017


Mark Stingley to Moderate Panel at ABI Seminar

April 10, 2017

Authored by: Larry Tinnon

Kansas City Partner Mark Stingley will moderate the Judge’s Roundtable at the 2017 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute, April 21-23 in Washington, D.C.

The four-day meeting will offer panels on developing a business plan, valuations, limits of clawback actions, ethical issues regarding the use of media, mediation in cross-border insolvencies, malpractice risks and legal updates, among many other topics. Stingley will moderate the “Judges’ Hot Topics” panel on April 23. The program also will offer several networking opportunities for attendees.

Stingley is the global head of Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Client Service Group. He represents lending institutions in litigation and insolvency matters as well as debtors in workout and bankruptcy-related matters. In addition, he has represented a number of commercial and lending clients in real estate and commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in a number of jurisdictions. Stingley is

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