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Frederick D. Holden, Jr.

Attorney & Mediator

Current Position

Attorney & Mediator
Frederick Holden, Attorney & Mediator
Tiburon, CA 94920

Class: XI (2000)Circuit: Ninth


University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., with High Honors (1971)
University of California, Davis, J.D. (1974)
UC Davis Law Review, Managing Editor (1973-74)

Professional Career

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (2003-18)
Partner, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP (1981-2003)
Associate, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison (1974-81)


INSOL International (2007-)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (1999-03); Chair (2001-02)
Turnaround Management Association (1993-): Founding Chapter Director and Secretary (1993-96)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1981-)
Bar Association of San Francisco (1975-): Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Chair (2004)
Bay Area and California Bankruptcy Forums (1990-); Director (2002-09)
California Receiver's Forum (2000-), Certification Faculty (2000)
California Bar Association (1974-)
District of Columbia Bar Association (1996-)


"Serendipity of Detection by Government Agencies in the United States of Major Financial Fraud: The Shooting Star Effect," International Bar Association 2007
"Evolving Corporate Reorganization in the Philippines, in Tandem with and Potentially Ahead of the U.S. Model," Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law, University of Hawaii (2007) and INSOL International 2007
"Country Q&A: United States," Cross-Border Handbook: Restructuring and Insolvency, Practical Law Company 2007-11
"Serving as Receiver in a Federal or State Regulatory Action," Receivership News 2004
"Use of U.S. Bankruptcy Proceedings to Facilitate the Sale or Merger of an Insolvent International Business," Bankruptcy Sales & Acquisitions, 1999 Renaissance American/Beard Group
"Real Estate Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994," 1995 American Bar Association
"The Tension Between State Insurance Company Insolvency Statutes and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code," 1991 American Bar Association
"The Disappointed Vendor," and "The Contested Involuntary Petition," Dealing with the Reorganizing Debtor, 1990 Practising Law Institute
"Voting on Chapter 11 Plans," 1987 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
"Insolvency and Litigation Issues in Participations," 1986 Banking Law Institute


Listed as a "highly recommended individual" in Cross-Border Handbook: Restructuring and Insolvency (2002-),
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1989-), Chambers USA (2004-), and Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, (1997-)
California State Bar Board of Governors commendation for pro bono services, (1983)
SuperLawyers Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California,