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Peter Barrett Presents on Panel at National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

News | October 17, 2019

Peter Barrett, Kutak Rock partner in the Richmond office, will speak on a panel at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 31. 

Mr. Barrett is set to present on the panel, “Blockchain is Coming: Blockchain Basics and How It Might Arrive at a Bankruptcy Near You,” which will tackle the fundamentals of blockchain technology. While blockchain is most often discussed in the context of cryptocurrency, this panel will demonstrate how blockchain technology can be deployed in numerous contexts—not just with Bitcoin. The panel also will discuss how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies could impact insolvency proceedings (in the United States and abroad), both procedurally and substantively, with particular focus on the identification and valuation of crypto assets, the potential uses of blockchain technology in the chapter 11 process under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and the current regulatory climate for cryptocurrencies.

Speakers joining Mr. Barrett on the panel include Hon. Thomas J. Catliota at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland; Joanne Lee Molinaro from Foley Lardner, LLP; and Marjorie J. Peerce from Ballard Spahr. 

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Mr. Barrett represents unsecured and secured credits, trustees, lessors, equity holders and corporate debtors in insolvency matters, including Chapter 11 reorganizations, business liquidations and loan workouts.

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is an association of the Bankruptcy Judges of the United States which has several purposes: to provide continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, to promote cooperation among the Bankruptcy Judges, to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the Bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the Bankruptcy Courts of the United States.