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Biography

As counsel to companies ranging from start-ups to public, Courtney assists clients with acquisitions, fundraising, and program documentation in the blockchain and electronic payments industries. She also regularly advises on the regulations impacting fintech, such as money services business and securities issues. Clients rely on her breadth of expertise and keen insight, and Courtney appreciates the opportunity to learn about evolving industries.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Courtney worked as a senior associate in corporate restructuring and municipal bankruptcy, representing clients in both transactional and litigation matters, and as finance counsel to healthcare companies. She also served as a distressed debt and special situations analyst at a large international bank.

Courtney's Relevant Experience

Electronic Payments Engagements

Mergers and Acquisitions counsel in over $135 million worth of asset and stock acquisitions spanning the payments ecosystem

Counsel to numerous payments companies in program documentation with sponsor banks, payment processors, and clients

Blockchain Engagements

Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, and money services business regulatory compliance counsel for numerous cryptocurrency and blockchain clients, including Bitcoin ATM providers, utility-token-based platforms, and trading platforms

Associate counsel for initial coin offerings

General counsel assistance with non-compete agreements, vendor agreements, and fundraising documentation

Other Engagements

Co-counsel to trustee for $5.7 billion in special revenue water and sewer bonds issue Detroit

Co-counsel to trustee for over $2 billion in sewer bonds in the Jefferson County, Alabama bankruptcy

Counsel to numerous creditors in the Lehman bankruptcy

Counsel to borrowers for credit facility compliance and procurement of health care financing

Counsel to automotive parts suppliers in the Chrysler bankruptcy

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Education

Law School

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2006

Undergraduate School 

Belmont University, B.S., Political Science, 2003

Clerkship

Courtney served as a clerk for the courts and judges below:

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Hon. H. Bruce Guyton

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Hon. C. Clifford Shirley

Bar Membership

Courtney is licensed to practice in the following states:

New York, 2007

Tennessee, 2006

Courts

Courtney is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. District Court, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee

U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

BlockDrop Editorial Board

Women in Blockchain (Nashville)

Chamber of Digital Commerce

Nashville Bar Association

Formerly Series 7 and 63 Licensed

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Board Member and Deacon, Eastwood Christian Church (2015-2018)

Mentor, Big Brother Big Sister Program (2013-2014)

Volunteer, Room In the Inn (2014-current)

Presentations

Courtney was invited to speak at the following events:

Tribune Bankruptcy, Presentation at The Royal Bank of Scotland Distressed Debt Conference, London, 2010

Major Publications

Courtney is an author of the following publications:

Podcast, “Energy: Lawyers, Guns, and Cryptocurrency?” The Motley Fool Industry Focus (Feb. 2019)

Co-author, “Op Ed: From Gray To Black and White: Traditional Regulations Come to Crypto Bitcoin Magazine (Dec. 2018)

Co-author, “United States: What Prepaid Accounts Are Subject To The New Prepaid Rules?” Mondaq (April 2017)

Municipal Debtors: Cram Down of Special Revenue Debt, by David Lemke, Courtney Rogers, and Blake Roth

Lehman Limits Exercise of Setoff Rights in ISDA Pacts, co-authored by Courtney Rogers, Law360

In re Fedders North America, 405 B.R. 527 (Bankr. D. Del. 2009), by Courtney Rogers, 6 Int’l Corp. Rescue 307 (2009)

“What prepaid accounts are subject to new prepaid rules? What you need to know to be ready.” Article published in the May 2017 issue of DISCLOSURE by The Iowa Bankers Association.