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Biography

As counsel to companies ranging from start-ups to public, Courtney assists clients with acquisitions, operations, 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.

Courtney also has nearly a decade of experience in corporate restructuring and municipal bankruptcy, representing clients in large transactional and litigation matters, and has served as finance counsel to healthcare companies. She has previously 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 $315 million worth of asset and stock acquisitions spanning the payments and technology ecosystems.

Assist multiple clients with setting up payment platforms, for industries ranging from corporate expenses to school expenses to rental payments.

Assist a payment platform with revenue share agreements and setting up a payment facilitator program with a payment processor and a bank.

Assist a healthcare platform in negotiating a receivables purchase agreement with medical providers and a registered money services business.

Assist payment platforms with sponsorship agreement negotiations.

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, NFT minters, and trading platforms.

Assist NFT platforms and DeFi protocols with compliance documentation, regulatory analysis, and terms of use.

Associate counsel for initial coin offerings.

Associate securities counsel for token issuers.

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

Bankruptcy & Restructuring Engagements

Counsel to clients on various corporate bankruptcy issues, including 363 sales, credit agreements, distressed debt, intellectual property, and trade creditors’ rights.

Counsel to borrowers in out-of-court restructuring of distressed loans.

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 automotive parts suppliers.

Associate counsel to DIP and prepetition lenders in the large, international newsprint bankruptcy of AbitibiBowater.

Associate counsel for the Controller for the State of California in actions brought in the BearingPoint bankruptcy.

Associate counsel for the debtor in the City of Vallejo municipal bankruptcy.

Associate counsel for the asset purchaser of two restaurant chains in bankruptcy.

Other Info About Courtney

Education

Law School

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

Undergraduate School

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

Clerkships

Courtney served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) 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 Memberships

Courtney is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

New York, 2007

Tennessee, 2006

Courts

Courtney is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

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

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, 2021 Nominee

40 Under 40,” Nashville Business Journal, 2020

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

Volunteer, Room In the Inn (2014-current)

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

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

Firm Committees

Courtney serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Associate Personnel Committee, Member

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 or contributor to 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.

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