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Creditors & Copyright: Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy & Related Issues
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Please join the Texas Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA for an informative lunch meeting at which bankruptcy experts Patty Tomasco and Michael Parker will demystify the complicated intersection of copyright and bankruptcy law and provide valuable insights from the perspectives of both creditors and debtors.

When: June 30, 2016
12:00 - 1:30pm
Where: Jackson Walker LLP
100 Congress Avenue
Suite 1100
Austin, Texas  78701
United States
Contact: Emilio B. Nicolas

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Bankruptcy. Though not as certain as death and taxes, it is a possibility that businesses cannot afford to ignore, especially those in the entertainment and high-tech industries, where copyrights are key assets. Not only does a bankruptcy filing have drastic consequences on the future ownership and use of valuable intellectual property assets, but the bankruptcy laws may treat those assets differently from more traditional assets like cash, inventory, and equipment. Copyright owners, licensees, and practitioners should have a basic understanding of bankruptcy law so that they can better prepare for the possibility and thus better preserve value.

Lunch will be provided.

APPROVED: 1.00 Texas CLE Credit

Patricia Tomasco

Patricia B. Tomasco is a partner in the bankruptcy section of Jackson Walker LLP who has more than 25 years’ experience resolving corporate insolvency problems.  She focuses on workouts, distressed acquisitions and corporate restructuring, and debtor and creditor representation in Chapter 11 cases, as well as related litigation.  Patty frequently represents telecommunications and high tech clients in both reorganizations and litigation.  She has been named a “Super Lawyer” and a “Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.  For more information about Patty, please click here.


Michael Parker
Michael Parker is a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright.  For over 20 years, Michael has focused his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation and workouts in a broad range of industries.  He has considerable experience representing large and small buyers of distressed assets in bankruptcy court and federal district court.  In 1999, Michael was certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Business Bankruptcy and Consumer Bankruptcy Law. Michael served on its board from 2005 to 2011, and served as its chair of its Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Commission in 2011.  For more information about Michael, please click here


Members $15 Early Bird/$20
Nonmember Students and Faculty $15 Early Bird/$20 If you are not a member but are a student or a full-time faculty member, please use code TXnonmemberStudentFaculty at checkout
Other Nonmembers $20 Early Bird/$25

Register by June 27, 2016 to take advantage of early-bird admission.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds must be requested in writing at least three business days before the event. Refunds will not be issued after that point. Unfortunately, we will not be able to credit your registration payment toward a future event, but you may allow another person attend in your place. If possible, let us know that person's name, affiliation and the city and state in which s/he works or lives so that we can make her/his name badge.

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