William Roberts

Associate

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  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2010; Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
  • AB (Economics), Princeton University, 2005

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2011
  • Honorable Susan G. Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2010 - 2011)
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

William Roberts

Associate

Rob Roberts is a commercial and restructuring litigator. Rob’s practice encompasses a wide range of issues, with a focus on contested Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, health care litigation, and advising private equity and venture capital firms regarding pre-investment diligence.

In addition, through the firm’s partnership with Dorchester House, Rob has represented pro bono clients in contested guardianship, divorce, child custody, and child support matters. 

Experience

  • Conducted investigation of potential related-party claims on behalf of the Special Committee of a Chapter 11 debtor.
  • Represented 1.5 lien indenture trustee for $250 million of notes issued by Momentive Performance Materials following remand by the Second Circuit in precedent-setting litigation on the determination of cramdown interest rates in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Sabine Oil & Gas.
  • Represented a hedge fund creditor in derivatives claims litigation in Lehman bankruptcy.
  • Represented the Indenture Trustee for the First Lien Noteholders in the Chapter 11 restructuring of Energy Future Intermediate Holdings LLC.
  • Defending the directors of insolvent companies in fiduciary duty litigation.
  • Lead trial counsel in successful Chapter 11 reorganization of a historic African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • Represented Boston Children’s Hospital in defeating a challenge to a determination of need, brought by opponents of a much needed modernization and expansion project to build, among other things, a state-of-the-art NICU and heart center. 
  • Representing hospitals and academic medical centers in litigation and pre-litigation disputes.
  • Representing biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in commercial and False Claims Act litigation.
  • Representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies in complex commercial disputes and pre-acquisition diligence. 
  • Advising leading venture capital firms on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption compliance.
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2010; Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law
  • AB (Economics), Princeton University, 2005
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