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William P. Weintraub


Current Position

Co-Head, Financial Restructuring Group
Goodwin Procter LLP
The New York Times Bldg.
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Tel: 212-813-8839

Class: XIV (2003)Circuit: Second


University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1979)
State University of New York at Albany, B.A. (1975)
Admitted to New York Bar (1980)
Admitted to California Bar (1983)

Professional Career

Partner, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP (2007-12)
Shareholder, Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, Jones & Weintraub P.C. (1996-07)
Shareholder, Reuben Weintraub & Cera (1995-96)
Associate (1982-85); Shareholder (1985-94), Murphy, Weir & Butler
Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges (1979-82)


State Bar of California: Chair, Debtor Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section (1994-95); Executive Committee, Business Law Section (1998)


"Who's Your Daddy?- Acing the Ethical Paternity Test," American Bankruptcy Institute, Spring National Meeting, National Harbor, MD Apr 2012 Author
"In re River Road Hotel Partners, LLC: Credit Bidding Circuit Split May Sail Up to Supreme Court," Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, Vol 20, No. 6 Dec 2011 Co-author
"Impact of Bankruptcy on Executory Contracts," Course Materials for the ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries Annual Meeting Oct 14, 2011 Author
"Third Circuit Denies Secured Lenders Right to Credit Bid in Plan Sale," Business Law Today Oct 2010 Co-author
"Third Circuit Bids Credit Bidding Adieu," Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, Vol 19, No. 3 Jun 2010 Co-author
"Fobian Rule is a Casualty of Travelers (Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.)," Business Law Today Jul/Aug 2007 Author
"The Conundrum of New Bankruptcy Code Section 366: To 'b' or Not to 'b,' That Is the Question, or by the 'c,' by the 'c,' by the Beautiful 'c,'" 16 Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, West 2007 Author
"Reorganizing High-Tech Businesses: 'I Need Help, Find Me Some Lawyers Who Wear Suits'," Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2002-03 Author West Group
"Historical Defaults and Cross-Defaults: Here A Default, There a Default, Everywhere a Default, Default, Default," 26 California Bankruptcy Law Journal 285, Vol. 4, 2002 Author California Bankruptcy Forum
Chapter 87, "Financing the Debtor in Possession," Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 2d Ed., 1994; and 2007 update Author West Group
"Overview of Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Insolvent Companies," Corporate Governance (CLE Int'l Nov. 2002) Author
"Availability of First Day Orders and Emergency Orders," The 16th Annual Western Mountains Bankruptcy Law Institute Norton July 1998 Author
"Getting the Lender's Foot Off the Debtor's Throat - The New World of Cash Collateral and D-I-P Financing," The 16th Annual Western Mountains Bankruptcy Law Institute Norton July 1998 Co-author with Debra Grassgreen and Rachelle Visconte
"Recent Developments Under Sections 363 and 364 of the Bankruptcy Code," Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Practice, CEB 1992-98 Author
"License Lifeboat," in The Recorder - Intellectual Property Feb 1997 Co-author with Mark A. Wayne at 27
"Debt Collection Practice in California," CEB 1993-1996 updates Author
"Moving for Relief From an Automatic Stay in Bankruptcy," CEB Action Guide 1991, 1994 Contributor
"Principles of Equitable Subordination," Recent Developments in Bankruptcy (Advanced Course)CEB Apr 1991 Co-author with Henry C. Kevane
"Indirect Preferences," Recent Developments in Bankruptcy (Advanced Course) CEB Summer 1989 Author
"Reclamation and Other Remedies for Creditors of Distressed Businesses," Counseling Creditors of Business Before and During Bankruptcy: Loan Workouts and Chapter 11 Proceedings, CEB May/June 1988 and Summer 1989 Author
"Stockbroker Liquidation," Collier on Bankruptcy 15th ed. 1982 Author 740-752 (without attribution)


Listed in Best Lawyers in America, (1993-)