From the Legal Perspective: Where Do We Go from Here?

Recorded On: 08/12/2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which shows no signs of stopping in the United States, has already caused significant economic distress in its wake, with sharp increases in corporate bankruptcy filings since March.  It is anticipated that bankruptcies and insolvencies will continue to increase for the foreseeable future, especially in those industries most directly affected by the pandemic. During this presentation, our speakers will discuss strategies that credit professionals should employ to plan for and mitigate damage resulting from increased customer defaults and bankruptcy activity.  Moreover, they will address strategies that should be employed in dealing with bankrupt customers, including negotiating post-bankruptcy supply arrangements, critical vendor treatment, and defending against bankruptcy avoidance actions.

About the Speakers

Thomas Fawkes, Esq., Partner, Tucker Ellis, LLP

Thomas Fawkes is a partner with the law firm of Tucker Ellis LLP.  Tom focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and financial restructuring matters, representing official committees, unsecured and secured creditors, debtors, financial institutions, post-confirmation trustees and asset purchasers in chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, and liquidation proceedings throughout the United States. Tom also assists his clients in structuring commercial transactions with a view towards mitigating risk of future bankruptcy and insolvency losses. Tom has been selected by the editors of Turnarounds & Workouts as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, an honor given to only 12 attorneys across the United States each year and was recognized as a Ranked Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Restructuring by Chambers and Partners.

Brian Jackiw, Esq., Tucker Ellis, LLP

Brian Jackiw represents both plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, including avoidance actions, complex bankruptcy claim disputes, breach of fiduciary actions, and bankruptcy fraud litigation. Brian has prosecuted millions of dollars of preference litigation claims on behalf of liquidating trustees and chapter 7 trustees, and he has defended hundreds of preference and fraudulent transfer claims on behalf of individual defendants in jurisdictions throughout the United States. In addition to his experience in bankruptcy courts, Brian assists clients in general collection and commercial law litigation. Brian graduated with a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and from University of Illinois College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.

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Open to view video. The COVID-19 pandemic, which shows no signs of stopping in the United States, has already caused significant economic distress in its wake, with sharp increases in corporate bankruptcy filings since March. It is anticipated that bankruptcies and insolvencies will continue to increase for the foreseeable future, especially in those industries most directly affected by the pandemic. During this presentation, our speakers will discuss strategies that credit professionals should employ to plan for and mitigate damage resulting from increased customer defaults and bankruptcy activity. Moreover, they will address strategies that should be employed in dealing with bankrupt customers, including negotiating post-bankruptcy supply arrangements, critical vendor treatment, and defending against bankruptcy avoidance actions.