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Fraud Litigation, Contentious Insolvency & Enforcement in the Americas

27 May 2021, All Day, Virtually

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The Asset Recovery conference series is the leading conference series for fraud and insolvency practitioners.  This US & LatAm focused event brings together leading practitioners from the fraud, enforcement, and insolvency world.  It will be of particular interest to global fraud practitioners wanting to learn more about developments in the region, and to US and LatAm lawyers wanting to network with other attendees from across the continent and those from around the world who undertake work in the area.

Join us bright and early 8:15am – 9:00am EST as Validity’s Chief Risk Officer presents alongside Tameka Davis from Conyers BVI on the panel “Are you solvent enough to afford insolvency?”

The last global recession involved many financial institutions, and massive litigation.  What course will insolvencies in the future?  How can trustees and IPs recover assets where the insolvent company was a victim of fraud but does not have funding for litigation?  What are good strategies, and what should clients (whether trustees or creditors) focus on?

Speakers:

Tameka Davis, Partner, Conyers, BVI

Tameka Davis is a Partner in the Litigation department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in the British Virgin Islands. Tameka was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003 and joined Conyers in 2009. After a brief stint at the International Bar Association, she joined private practice in Jamaica before moving offshore to Anguilla in 2005. She has over 11 years’ experience in offshore commercial litigation.

Tameka’s practice includes international insolvency, bringing and defending unfair prejudice, breach of contract, conspiracy and asset tracing claims, obtaining and resisting interim relief including disclosure and urgent injunctive relief, and commencing and resisting forum convenien applications. She is particularly skilled at civil procedure and the enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in the BVI. Tameka appears in the Commercial Division of the High Court of the Virgin Islands and the Court of Appeal.

Tameka has advised many notable entities including, Bacardi International Limited, JSC Kazatomprom a state-owned uranium mining enterprise in Kazakhstan and since 2009, JSC BTA Bank, a Kazakhstan Bank. The latter specifically in relation to its ongoing efforts to recover billions of dollars misappropriated from it by its former chairman Mr Mukhtar Ablyazov. Tameka has also acted in a matter concerning a state-owned aluminum processing plant in Tajikistan and owners of a luxury resort in Anguilla. Tameka has advised and acted for BVI licensed insolvency practitioners, a California Court-Appointed trustee and high net worth individuals, amongst others.

Dave Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer, Validity Finance, New York

As Chief Risk Officer at Validity Dave brings an unparalleled knowledge and experience helping companies and law firms mitigate litigation risks with creative and innovative funding models.

Prior to joining Validity, Dave was Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for Bentham IMF.  Dave has among the best track record in the country helping companies and individuals mitigate risk with non-recourse funding. He has also helped many law firms better leverage litigation to reshape their profit models. His experience includes cases involving breach of contract, fraud and securities fraud, corporate control contests, trade secrets, employment disputes and other matters.

In addition to designing financial solutions to litigation Dave also provides strategic advice to cases funded by Validity. With fifteen years of experience handling complex commercial disputes at Gibson Dunn, Dave has litigated on behalf of both plaintiffs, for whom he has recovered substantial sums or injunctive relief, and defendants, for whom he has achieved trial court victories or favorable outcomes. He also possesses extensive experience across jurisdictions, having tried cases in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels in a variety of matters across the United States and internationally.

Dave earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1999 where he graduated as a Toll Scholar, and his B.A. from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and received a degree in diplomatic history.