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The Matrix: New Technology in Bankruptcy: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and Virtual Currency

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 76 minutes
Recorded Date: January 24, 2019
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  • Introduction
  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 1 hour and 16 minutes
Recorded: January 24, 2019


Join a panel of technology experts as they explore how cutting-edge technology is impacting the practice of law in the bankruptcy sector. Panelists will discuss the up-and-coming role of artificial intelligence in legal research and case analysis and issues of cybersecurity. The panel will next shift its focus to a discussion of how blockchain and virtual currency might influence your next case. Do not get left behind; come learn how the future has arrived for bankruptcy practitioners.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference on January 24th, 2019.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Bryce Suzuki

Managing Partner
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bryce Suzuki provides strategic business planning and dispute resolution assistance to a diverse range of lenders, companies, and business owners. His practice focuses on providing advice to clients affected by potential or actual insolvency issues. In addition, he advises businesses, including early-stage and growing technology companies, in the field of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin), blockchain, and related technologies.

Mr. Suzuki has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, landlords, vendors, investors, and equity security holders in a wide array of commercial restructuring and insolvency issues, including loan workouts, distressed asset sales, Chapter 11 bankruptcy administration and reorganization, liquidation, and distressed financing. He regularly first-chairs trials in bankruptcy courts and has handled bankruptcy cases in jurisdictions across the country by admission pro hac vice. He also has significant experience managing appeals involving bankruptcy and insolvency issues.

Mr. Suzuki is active in various bar organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of TMA Global. He has served as the national co-chair of the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Committee for the National Asian Pacific Bar Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Research Fellow of the ASU Center for Law, Science and Innovation, a past chair of the Arizona State Bar’s Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, and the past president of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association.

He is fluent in Spanish and has conversational ability in French and basic Japanese.

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Brian M. Rothschild

Parsons Behle & Latimer

Mr. Rothschild focuses his practice on turning distressed situations into distressed opportunities. Mr. Rothschild helps clients navigate complex commercial litigation – often in United States Bankruptcy Courts – to achieve their goals.

Mr. Rothschild assists clients in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, FDIC, SEC, and state law receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed asset sales, mergers, and acquisitions. His experience includes bankruptcy appellate matters, including matters before the United States Supreme Court, and the liquidation/reorganization of national financial institutions, bank holding companies, gas, mining, and natural resource properties, manufacturers, tech companies, real-estate holding companies, agricultural concerns, and entertainment companies.

Mr. Rothschild also has a vibrant complex commercial litigation and transactional practice.

Mr. Rothschild is also committed to providing pro bono representation for deserving individuals and causes. He has provided service in cases involving prisoner civil rights under the United States Constitution, adoption, public benefits issues, veterans’ benefits, and bankruptcy nondischargeability and unlawful evictions in violation of the automatic stay for individual debtors in chapter 7. He serves as the attorney supervisor for the Debtors’ Clinic run by the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah’s Pro Bono Initiative.

Mr. Rothschild teaches chapter 11 business reorganization at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah where he serves as an adjunct faculty lecturer.

Prior to joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Mr. Rothschild was an attorney with Peitzman Weg LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

After earning his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Mr. Rothschild served as law clerk to Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Supreme Court of Utah.

While pursuing his law degree, he served as judicial extern to the Honorable Richard L. Speer of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and to the Honorable Richard M. Neiter of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Rothschild is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and is the current president of the Salt Lake Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Mr. Rothschild formerly managed and represented amateur and professional boxers and was licensed by the California Athletic Commission.

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Elaina M. Maragakis

Ray Quinney & Nebeker

Ms. Maragakis is a shareholder and director and practices in Ray Quinney & Nebeker’s litigation section. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. She has tried a significant number of cases, and has experience managing complex disputes through trial. Ms. Maragakis has represented numerous companies in connection with contract and business disputes, including class actions. Ms. Maragakis has also represented a number of health care entities, including nursing homes and hospitals, in both litigation, HIPAA analysis, and medical staffing issues. Ms. Maragakis serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Ms. Maragakis is also Chair of the Firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice group. Ms. Maragakis has obtained her designation as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), a certification offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She assists clients in all aspects of legal compliance with data security laws, including helping companies minimize their risks by preparing Information Security Policies, including Data Breach Response Plans and Employee Data Security Policies. In the event of a breach, she assists with managing a company’s compliance with breach notification laws. She has given presentations to various groups on the issue of data security across the State of Utah, and has written extensively on the subject.

Ms. Maragakis has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in Commercial Litigation and has also been selected by her peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2005-2007, 2009-2015, 2017-2019). She was selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007, 2012-2019) in the category of Business Litigation. She was also selected by Best Lawyers Business Edition Women in the Law in 2016 for Commercial Litigation. Ms. Maragakis was also selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2017). Ms. Maragakis maintains an AV Preeminent (4.6) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.

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John F. Young

Markus WIlliams Young & Hunsicker LLC

John F. Young is a member of Markus Williams Young & Hunsicker LLC focusing upon the representation of companies and parties in distressed debt situations including creditors, lessors, asset purchasers, debtors, official committees, receivers and trustees in workouts, restructurings, receiverships and bankruptcy proceedings and related commercial litigation.

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Jake Heller

Founder and CEO
Casetext, Inc.

Jake is the Founder and CEO of Casetext, Inc. He was president of the Stanford Law Review and a managing editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. He clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin, United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit. Jake then became a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray. He's been programming since he was 9 and worked full-time as a web developer before law school.

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