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Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A. magna cum laude,1992)
  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. 2004)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 2010, California
  • 2005, New York

Clerkships

  • Law clerk, Judge Robert D. Drain (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2004-06)

John W. Lucas

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San Francisco
Tel: 415.217.5108

Mr. Lucas represents debtors, creditors' committees, creditors, and trustees in chapter 11 cases and companies in out-of-court restructurings with an emphasis on transportation, financial products, food services, retail, automotive, and technology.  Mr. Lucas is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and was a member of the Oregon Law Review.  Mr. Lucas is admitted to practice in California and New York and is a resident in our San Francisco office.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Cochair, American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference (2014-)
  • Advisory Board Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference (2011-2014)

Publications

  • "Approval of the DIP Financing Order" in  Debtor-in-Possession Financing: Funding a Chapter 11 Case (ABI 2012)
  • Coauthor, "The Role and Retention of the Chief Restructuring Officer," in The Americas Restructuring and Insolvency Guide (2008/2009)
  • "The Article 9 Buyer’s Seller Rule & The Justification for Its Harsh Effects," 83 Oregon Law Review 289 (2004)

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