AREA OF PRACTICE
Litigation & Restructuring, Managing Director
Bill Baldiga is the Managing Director of Brown Rudnick’s Litigation & Restructuring Department, which includes its worldwide bankruptcy practice. He often represents middle market public and private companies in chapter 11 proceedings, official and ad hoc equity and creditor committees and strategic investors in complex reorganization proceedings. He has particular experience in bankruptcy litigation, especially as trial counsel in valuation and plan confirmation contests.
Bill is recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Bankruptcy Litigation, and by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading bankruptcy lawyer.
Fisker Automotive – Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Delaware chapter 11 case of this leading electric vehicle manufacturer with world-wide IP and operations, achieving a 500% increase in the dividend to unsecured creditors by obtaining emergency orders limiting the credit bid rights of the secured creditor at an auction compelled by the Committee.
A123 Systems – Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for this leading battery and smart-grid public technology company. This engagement required resolution of cutting-edge legal and strategic issues as to the claims of the U.S. Department of Energy in connection with technology grants and the approval of the sale of U.S.-sponsored intellectual property to a Chinese acquirer and the requisite approvals by CFIUS and other regulatory bodies.
New England Compounding – Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for this pharmaceutical compounding company. The company distributed tainted injectable steroids that infected more than 1,000 people, killing more than 70. The Committee has announced recoveries exceeding $100 million for victims of this tragedy, brought about in significant part through the Committee’s litigation against principals, insurers and other parties.
K-V Pharmaceuticals – Bill represented Hologic, Inc., the largest creditor of this publicly traded niche pharmaceutical company, in its chapter 11 case in the Southern District of New York. The engagement required the valuation of exclusive rights to a so-called “orphan drug” in the context of highly contested chapter 11 proceedings.
Beacon Power Corporation – Representation of this a publicly traded green technology company in its chapter 11 proceedings in Delaware, including as to the resolution of its financing and other relationships with the U.S. Department of Energy.
GSI Corp. – Brown Rudnick, under Bill’s direction, represented this publicly traded semi-conductor and components manufacturer in its chapter 11 proceedings and companion CCAA, culminating in its successful reorganization and $100 million section 1145 exempt rights offering. This engagement also required the resolution of GSI’s underfunded defined benefit pension plan in the United Kingdom and extensive valuation trial proceedings.
Representation of the City of Glendale, Arizona as the largest creditor and owner of the arena in the chapter 11 proceedings of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes hockey franchise.
Riverstone Networks – Representation of Official Equity Committee and plan sponsor for this publicly traded technology company, achieving distributions to stockholders exceeding stock trading value within nine months of filing.
Representation of several hundred homeowners and club members to obtain recognition as an official committee in chapter 11 proceedings of New Seabury, Massachusetts, a major East Coast resort community, and then confirmation of a highly contested plan of reorganization favorable to homeowners/club member clients.
Boston College – J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
Williams College – B.A., cum laude, 1980
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Specially admitted in federal courts in more than twenty Districts
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