Emerging Industries And Technology Committee


Post date: Monday, April 18, 2022
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Rebecca F. Redwine

EI&T Committee Member Spotlight

The committee is pleased to introduce its Committee Member Spotlight, a new newsletter feature that highlights members and their favorite things about ABI! Join us this quarter for our first installment featuring Rebecca F. Redwine, a partner at Hendren, Redwine & Malone, PLLC and the committee’s Education Director.

Post date: Monday, April 18, 2022

So-called “ultra-high-speed” delivery (UHSD) companies were a staple of the early pandemic metropolitan lifestyle. Apps and services like GoPuff and Instacart offered to have anything from diapers and detergent to cigarettes and beer sitting on your doorstep in 15 minutes or less.

Post date: Friday, August 13, 2021

Readers of this newsletter will note our regular interest in the chapter 11 proceedings of Cred Inc. and its affiliates.

Post date: Friday, August 13, 2021

A recent decision in the criminal case against the founder of a now-defunct-but-once-cutting-edge life science start-up affirmed that corporate attorney/client privilege lies in the hands of estate fiduciaries, not the company or its executives.

Post date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

On March 1, 2021, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. filed for chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. In its first-day pleadings, Brazos cited the catastrophic weather events in Texas in February as the sole cause of the company’s insolvency.

Post date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

On March 11, 2021, Cred. Inc. and its affiliates confirmed a liquidating plan under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Post date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a successful year for the Emerging Industries and Technology Committee. Committee membership has steadily increased over the last year.

Post date: Friday, October 16, 2020

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nye County, Nev., is one of the largest utility-scale solar power plants in the U.S. The project utilizes more than 10,000 heliostats, or large mirror assemblies, to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy, which the project then uses to generate electricity for sale.

Post date: Friday, October 16, 2020

It is a commonly accepted rule across the country that if a debtor has direct connections with marijuana – for example, cultivating the plant or leasing space to a dispensary or grow facility – that the debtor cannot seek relief under the U.S.

Post date: Friday, October 16, 2020

On Sept. 15, 2020, Flywheel Sports Inc. and its affiliates filed chapter 7 petitions with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Flywheel’s filing continues the trend of gym and personal fitness companies, including venerable national chains Gold’s Gym and 24 Hour Fitness, seeking bankruptcy protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sat, 2023-04-22

This panel will discuss the following issues regarding crypto, distinguishing customer property from property of the estate, understanding crypto valuation issues, distribution options in crypto cases, M&A risks and pitfalls, effectively using social media to communicate with a large customer base, juggling cash and crypto management, and debtor-on-debtor violence.

Wed, 2023-02-15

On February 15, 2023 the Emerging Industries and Technology Committee co-hosted its Look Ahead to 2023 with the Mediation Committee. The Emerging Industries and Technology Committee focused its presentation on its release of ABI Tech Bytes, an ongoing series of podcasts for ABI membership. Multiple podcasts are in production for release by the Annual Spring Meeting and this Committee is soliciting ideas from ABI membership for issues and content they would like to learn more about.

Fri, 2022-12-09

This panel of experts will discuss the latest trends in the wind, coal, and oil and gas industries that have dominated the headlines, with special emphasis on new regulatory issues and changes in the energy market.

Sat, 2022-04-30

This panel will explore the basics of blockchain — which is quickly becoming a major sector of the insolvency world — and its inevitable impact on bankruptcy cases.

Fri, 2017-12-01

Hosted by the Health Care, Real Estate, and Technology and Intellectual Property Committees This panel will explore the rapidly changing world of information technology and medical device technology, and how it is transforming the health care system in America. Just as importantly, the panelists will discuss the financial implications and issues impacting health care providers due to the costs associated with these technological changes, and how they are dealt with in the circumstance of a financially distressed health care business.

Sat, 2017-04-22

This panel hosted by the Ethics & Professional Compensation and Technology & Intellectual Property Committees will navigate the use and impact of the media in any bankruptcy case can pose challenging ethical dilemmas that are only exacerbated in highprofile cases. The panelists will explore these issues and share some of their personal insights and stories."

Tue, 2016-05-03

Crossing the Digital Divide: How to Use Social Media to Augment Your Practice

Wed, 2015-10-07

The ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee recently published a newsletter with articles focusing on IP matters in bankruptcy litigation. Following publication of the newsletter, authors invited members to dial in for further discussion of the topic and articles.

Sat, 2015-04-18

Using Technology Effectively: Strategies for Courtroom Success

Ms. Rebecca Finch Redwine, Esq.
Hendren, Redwine & Malone, PLLC
Raleigh, NC
(919) 420-0941

Ms. Jordana L. Renert
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY
(212) 419-5963

Ms. Tara J. Schellhorn
Communications Manager
Riker, Danzig LLP
Morristown, NJ
(973) 538-0800

Mr. Jarret P. Hitchings, Esq.
Education Director
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Charlotte, NC
(704) 749-8965

Ms. Christine E. Devine
Membership Relations Director
Law Office of Christine E Devine LLC
Medway, MA
(508) 533-7240

Ms. Brya M. Keilson, Esq.
Newsletter Editor
Morris James LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 888-6959

Ms. Katelin A. Morales, Esq.
Newsletter Editor
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Wilmington, DE
(302) 984-6051

Ms. Patricia K. Burgess
Special Projects Leader
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Nashville, TN
(615) 251-5589

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