Obstacles in the Hybrid Work Environment

Obstinate Obstacles in the Hybrid Work Environment - Cybersecurity and Data Protection Challenges
1.0 CLE / 1.2 CPE / 1.2 CEU
Sponsored by Riemer & Braunstein
Thursday, October 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Many employees are working remotely and will continue to do so to some degree post-COVID-19. Access to alternate means of communication has increased significantly and companies were forced to pivot quickly to remote working environments and oftentimes did not have appropriate data protection protocols in place. Lax procedures have resulted in data being housed in multiple locations often at home and/or on personal devices. What does this mean for the potential impact of company data held on employees’ personal devices? Does this automatically increase the risk of fraud? Join this session to learn how to identify and collect these dispersed data using forensic technology.

Adam Crane, Baker & Partners  (TMA New York City)
Leanne Gould, Gould Consulting Services (TMA Atlanta)
Errol Sinclair, KRyS Global 
Cullen Speckhart, Cooley LLP (TMA Chesapeake)
Jim Van Horn, Barnes & Thornburg LLP  (TMA Chesapeake)

About the Speakers

Adam Crane, Baker & Partners 
Adam Crane is a Partner in the Cayman Islands office of Baker & Partners where his practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, asset recovery, insolvency, and restructuring matters. He acts for various stakeholders in complex cross-border insolvency/restructuring, asset recovery and dispute resolution matters, including insolvency practitioners, court appointed officers, creditors, debtors, financial institutions, directors & officers and shareholders.

His recent experience includes acting for the Interim Receivers of a multi-billion dollar private equity fund, the Joint Official Liquidators of a Cayman Islands Segregated Portfolio Company with 12 segregated portfolios operating in the captive insurance industry, Joint Official Liquidators of two feeder-funds of the Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund and for the Joint Official Liquidators of various Cayman Islands funds formed by Bahraini Awal Bank BSC in liquidation proceedings and complex litigation involving the defense of a US$9.2 billion claim. 

He is a member and has leadership roles with TMA, ABI, INSOL, and the Cayman Islands Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association. In 2020, Adam was inducted into the prestigious International Insolvency Institute - NextGen Leadership Program where he currently sits on the executive committee. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star in 2021 and 2020, and as a Future Star in 2019 (Latin America); as a Future Star (Canada) in 2018; and 40 & Under Hot List (Canada and United States) in 2017 and 2018.

Leanne Gould, Gould Consulting Services
Leanne founded Gould Consulting Services (GCS) in 2018 to assist counsel and their clients to understand complex financial and business valuation issues in a variety of disputed matters by listening, evaluating the facts and documents produced in the case, and explaining findings and opinions clearly and in a practical manner.

Leanne has served as Financial Advisor to U.S. Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Trustees, committees, and creditors/claimants in matters before U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and has been appointed Forensic Accountant and Independent Accountant for AAA panels and disputing parties.

Leanne provides expert reports and testimony in depositions, hearings, and jury trials, in matters before U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, U.S. District Courts, Superior and State Courts and arbitration panels on a variety of issues including voidable transfers, conversion, misappropriation, disputed business valuation, lost profits and avoidance actions brought under §§ 544, 547 and 548 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and U.V.T.A. including assessments of reasonably equivalent value, solvency, asset tracing, and alter-ego.

The GCS Team has successfully worked in a virtual environment since 2018. During the pandemic, Leanne testified virtually at depositions and has presented or moderated discussions at five (5) virtual conferences including the 2021 Distressed Investing Summit.

Cullen Speckhart, Cooley LLP
Cullen Drescher Speckhart is chair of Cooley's business restructuring & reorganization practice. She has deep experience in corporate restructuring and financial litigation across a broad range of industries. Using this background, Cullen provides forward-focused advice to clients with respect to business risk management and strategic implementation. She represents a wide range of parties to insolvency proceedings, including debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and foreign representatives.

Cullen has represented clients in some of the largest bankruptcy cases filed, including In re Mallinckrodt PLC in which she represents the official committee of unsecured creditors; In re Ascena Retail Group in which she represents the debtors; In re Le Tote in which she represents the official committee of unsecured creditors; In re 24 Hour Fitness in which she represents the official committee of unsecured creditors; In re Toys R Us Inc. in which she served as co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors; In re Circuit City Stores Inc., in which she served as co-counsel to the debtors; In re White Birch Paper Company and Bear Island Paper Company, in which she served as counsel to the Canadian monitor; In re Workflow Management Inc.; In re USA Discounters Ltd; In re Eastman Kodak Company; In re Noranda Aluminum Inc.; In re Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.; In re The Gymboree Corporation and In re Windstream Holdings Inc.

Cullen has led numerous engagements in the energy sector, representing clients in various roles, including In re Foresight Energy LP; In re Alpha Natural Resources Inc.; In re Arch Coal Inc.; In re Patriot Coal Company; In re James River Coal Company; In re Armstrong Energy Inc.; In re Cloud Peak Energy Inc.; In re Westmoreland Coal Inc.; In re Cambrian Holding Inc.; In re Blackjewel LLC and In re Peabody Energy Corporation.

Jim Van Horn, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
James E. Van Horn is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.   Jim has served in TMA leadership positions for approximately 20 years and he focuses his legal practice on restructuring and insolvency law. He is a trusted adviser valued by clients nationwide for his practical, results-oriented approach and creative strategies in solving complex matters within the framework of their business goals.

Jim has deep experience working directly with senior management, investors, creditors and other stakeholders in matters ranging from out-of-court workouts, prepackaged and prearranged Chapter 11 reorganizations to cram down plans of reorganization and sales of substantially all assets. His national practice includes representing corporate debtors, secured creditors, asset purchasers, official committees of unsecured creditors, liquidating trustees, receivers, investors and other stakeholders, in bankruptcy courts and other courts throughout the United States.

He has an MBA in Finance, is a CPA, CIRA and CVA, and is ranked by Chambers USA and named to Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. Jim serves on the Turnaround Management Association Global Executive Board of Trustees, is the TMA Global Vice President of Conferences, and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Board of Directors. 


Events with "Omni-Channel" listed as the access type are available to both in-person and virtual attendees. 

*Invite-Only   **Additional Fee required

Tuesday, October 26, 2021   Access Type
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Registration Open sponsored by  Thompson Coburn | Hahn & Hessen For Governance/VIP attendees only
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Joint Executive Board/Board of Trustees Meeting* In-person
3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m.  TMA Global Board Networking Reception* In-person
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Certification Oversight Committee (COC) Meeting * In-person
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  TMA Annual Conference Welcome (Back!) Party, co-hosted by TMA Tennessee  In-person
Wednesday, October 27, 2021    
6:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  TMA Golf Scramble at Gaylord Springs**  In-person
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Registration Open sponsored by  Thompson Coburn | Hahn & Hessen In-person
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Well...Shoot! TMA Shooting Clays at Nashville Gun Club** sponsored by CapitalPlus Construction Services In-person
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The First Spark: Annual Welcome and Virtual Orientation Virtual 
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Specialty Coffee Barista Bar sponsored by CohnReznick In-person
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  The Down Home Social Saloon (Attendee Lounge) In-Person
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Networking Brunch Bites  In-person
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. TMA Connect Live: TMA Award Winners Circle  Virtual 
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  TMA NOW / IWIRC Luncheon** sponsored by Arch + Beam and Carl Marks Advisors In-person
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: CRO War Room Virtual 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - From Evolution to Revolution sponsored by B. Riley Financial In-person
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  TMA Connect Live: Diversity in Dealmaking Virtual
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Networking Break  In-person
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Opening General Session Certain Uncertainty - The Prognosis for a Post-Pandemic World: Mega Trends sponsored by B. Riley Financial  Omni-channel
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception sponsored by Burr & Forman In-person
8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.  TMA NextGen Late Night at Lou/Na** sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal In-person
Thursday, October 28, 2021    
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. TMA 5K Run/Walk** In-person
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast  In-person
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Specialty Coffee Barista Bar sponsored by CohnReznick In-person
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Down Home Social Saloon (Attendee Lounge)  In-person
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Registration Open sponsored by  Thompson Coburn | Hahn & Hessen In-person
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Opening Remarks (Chair's Award and Annual Committee Awards)  Omni-channel
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  General Session: Special Guest Speaker Former FBI Agent Gregory Coleman: Body Language Talks.  Are You Listening? sponsored by Gordon Brothers  Omni-channel
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break  In-person
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

General Session: The Supply is the Demand: Lessons Learned From Global Supply Chain Challenges sponsored by Hilco Global

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Networking Break In-person
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Education Session Breakout: Healthcare Trauma: What’s the Diagnosis for this Perpetually Troubled Sector? sponsored by ToneyKorf Partners In-person
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Education Session Breakout: Obstinate Obstacles in the Hybrid Work Environment - Cybersecurity and Data Protection Challenges sponsored by Riemer & Braunstein In-person
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  TMA Awards Recognition and Keynote Luncheon with Stephanie Stuckey, CEO Stuckey’s Corporation sponsored by FTI Consulting Omni-channel
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break  In-person
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Education General Session: Rhythm and Blues - Understanding the Economics of the Music Industry sponsored by Arch + Beam Omni-channel
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Networking Break  In-person
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Education Session Breakout: Reset on Regulation: What it Means for the Future of the Restructuring Industry In-person
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Education Session Breakout: ESG Initiatives and the Energy Industry: Who’s Paying for Change? In-person
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  TMA Connect Live Body Language with Gregory Coleman Virtual
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Bourbon Bar Break sponsored by White Oak Commercial Finance  In-person
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Virtually Ignited: Networking with a Spark Virtual 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Frist Museum Art Tour**  In-person
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Chair's/VIP Reception* sponsored by Gordon Brothers  In-person
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Closing Reception sponsored by Hilco Global  In-person
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. TMA After Dark sponsored by Steffes Group, Inc. In-person
Friday, October 29, 2021    
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.  Announcements  Virtual 
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Networking Breakfast sponsored by Gibraltar Business Capital   In-person
8:00 a.m. - 11: 00 a.m. Specialty Coffee Barista Bar sponsored by CohnReznick In-person
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  The Down Home Social Saloon (Attendee Lounge)  In-person
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: International Networking  Virtual
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Podcasts, Books, and Apps  Virtual
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  TMA Connect Live: Path to TMA Leadership  Virtual