Coherent Economics Co-Sponsoring Panel on Cryptocurrency and Restructuring at Valcon 2023

Coherent Economics is proud to be a Sponsor of Valcon 2023, the annual conference jointly organized by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).  The conference will be held from May 1 – May 3, 2023 in New Orleans. 

Coherent is pleased to have collaborated with the ABI and AIRA to identify thought leaders from academia as panelists for a discussion entitled “Crypto, Demystified: Valuation, Restructuring, Regulation and Corporate Integrity,” including: 

  • Timothy Massad, Research Fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and the former head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). 

  • Cesare Fracassi, Associate Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and its Director of Blockchain Initiative.  He is also the former chief economist of Coinbase. 

  • Amin Shams, Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University, whose research focuses on market manipulation and cryptocurrencies.  He recently co-authored a paper titled “Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?” in the Journal of Finance which addressed market manipulation of Bitcoin.

The panel also includes leading legal practitioners including Gregg Steinman (McDermott Will and Emery, moderator), Steve Abramowitz (Vinson & Elkins), Doug Spelfogel (Mayer Brown) and John D’Amico (Miller Buckfire).  

The panelists will analyze 2022’s largest crypto failures — FTX, BlockFi, Three Arrows Capital, Voyager Digital and Celsius Network — and will address their crypto asset valuation parameters, forensic data sources, trading models, likely stakeholder recoveries, failures of internal controls, current and likely future regulatory controls, and corporate integrity and governance protocols in order to understand how these virtual currencies rose and subsequently collapsed.

Coherent President Laurel Van Allen, Senior Managing Director Ann Hughes and Managing Director Prateek Shah will be representing Coherent Economics at the conference.  We look forward to a robust and insightful discussion.

To register for the event, visit the ABI website:

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