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.