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

Bar Admissions

New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Specially admitted in federal courts in more than twenty Districts
Author, Brown Rudnick D&O Bulletin: The Newsletter for Leaders of Distressed Businesses
Contributing Editor, The Bankruptcy Strategist
Author of several articles in law reviews, journals and newsletters on issues including Chapter 11 practice, asset-based leasing and plan confirmation litigation.
Speaking Engagements
Regular speaker at national and regional seminars as to developments in bankruptcy litigation, fiduciary duties in insolvency matters, lender liability and precious metals finance.
Professional Affiliations
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Adjunct Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
Awards and Honors
Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Massachusetts, 2011-2021
The Legal 500 US, Finance – Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate, 2019, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2006-2022
Super LawyersTop Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Boston, MA, 2004-2021