Judge William Lafferty


  • University of California Hastings College of the Law - J.D.
  • University of California Berkeley – B.A..


  • United States Bankruptcy Judge Northern District of California            (April 2011) Judge Lafferty


  • Joined Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin in 1987
  • Director with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin 1993 - 2011


  • Vice President, California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Past President, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • Past President, Bar Association of San Francisco, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section


  • Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law field)
  • Listed in Chambers USA's "America's Leading Lawyers for Business"
  • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2010
  • AV rated attorney (peer awarded honor given by Martindale-Hubbell)