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Michael H. Ahrens


Current Position

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
San Francisco, CA 94111-4109

Class: XIV (2003)Circuit: Ninth


University of San Francisco, B.A. (1967)
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. (1969)
Editor in Chief, University of San Francisco Law Review (1968-69)
Admitted to California Bar (1970)
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court (1993)

Professional Career

Attorney, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (1998-)
Attorney, Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon LLP (1969-98)


California Bar Association
California Bankruptcy Forum, Director (1992-93)
California Bankruptcy Forum Conference, Past Chair
Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, Director (1997-00)
Lawyers Representatives Committee to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (1990-93)
Committee of Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1997-00)
Appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Resolution Advocate (1994-)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Appointed by the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Bankruptcy Advisory Committee (1984-)


Frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and bankruptcy related topics.


Listed in Best Lawyers in America,