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Utilizing New Technology in Chapter 11 Cases

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded Date: April 11, 2019
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  • Introduction
  • Key Resources
  • Pre-Petition (Debtor & Creditor)
  • Post-Petition (Debtor & Creditor)
  • Litigation
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 57 minutes
Recorded: April 11, 2019


Technology is being used with increasing frequency to enhance the practice of law in complex chapter 11 cases. This panel will discuss the use of cutting-edge technology in chapter 11 cases, including technology to collect and present data, prepare preference analyses, e-discovery, e-balloting and technology in the courtroom. The panel will also discuss some of the challenges caused by technology, and how to avoid “death by data.”

This program was recorded as part of ABI's Annual Spring Meeting on April 11th, 2019.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Patrick Mohan

Senior Legal Analyst

Patrick Mohan is a senior legal analyst with Reorg. He covers in-court and out-of-court restructurings and distressed situations, with a specific focus on Puerto Rico, for Reorg Americas. Prior to joining Reorg, Patrick worked in private practice and served as a law clerk in the Southern District of New York and South Carolina.

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Jackson D. Toof

Arent Fox LLP

Jackson D. Toof is a partner with Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C., and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of commercial matters.

Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale- Hubbell, he has been involved in all aspects of bankruptcy and financial services litigation, including pursuing and defending actions on behalf of various creditor constituencies, complex financial restructurings and valuation disputes, and he has handled all aspects of litigation-enforcing indentures and the rights and remedies of indenture trustees. He also has been involved in ratemaking determinations for digital music licenses before the Copyright Royalty Board, and he has extensive experience defending and pursuing actions in numerous areas, including a variety of business tort, contract and real estate actions, shareholder litigation, noncompete and non-solicitation litigation, probate litigation, False Claims Act/qui tam and health care matters, as well as criminal and white-collar criminal defense.

Mr. Toof has first and second chaired jury, bench and administrative trials in a variety of civil and criminal matters, and his litigation practice involves all phases of litigation from strategic business counseling and problem-solving through trial and appellate review. He serves on the firm’s Professional Conduct Committee and co-chairs the firm’s Litigation Support Committee, and was the chair of the firm’s Associates Committee from 2009–12.

Mr. Toof began his career in 2003 as a litigator while serving on active duty with the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He continued his service as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy reserve until 2012.

Mr. Toof has served as an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law teaching criminal procedure. He is a member of ABI and the Virginia, Fairfax County, Northern Virginia Bankruptcy, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations.

Mr. Toof received his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1999 from the University of New Hampshire and his J.D. in 2002 from American University’s Washington College of Law, and he graduated from the Naval Justice School in 2003.

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Kelly DiBlasi

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

Kelly DiBlasi is a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Business Finance & Restructuring Department. Ms. DiBlasi’s practice focuses on debtors, creditors, and equity interest holders in all areas of domestic and international restructurings and crisis management, both in and out of court.

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Christine A. Okike

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP

Christine A. Okike is a counsel in the corporate restructuring department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She represents debtors, creditors, sponsors, sellers, purchasers and other parties-in-interest in all stages of complex restructuring transactions, including prepackaged, prearranged and traditional Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, distressed acquisitions and cross-border proceedings.

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