AREA OF PRACTICE
Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring / Finance
William Baldiga is Chief Executive Officer of Brown Rudnick and Chairman of the Firm’s Management Committee, and a Partner in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution & Restructuring Department. Bill 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.
Bill is ranked in Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Massachusetts, The Legal 500 US for Restructuring (including bankruptcy), and 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. The Chambers 2021 Guide states that Bill "will go further and work harder than almost any other lawyer" and that he "has great experience and is dedicated to the interests of his clients."
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.
NHL Coyotes – 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.
Boston College – J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
Williams College – B.A., cum laude, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Specially admitted in federal courts in more than twenty Districts
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