• Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1982)
  • Southwestern Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1986)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1986, California

Henry C. Kevane

Photo of Henry C. Kevane
San Francisco
Tel: 415.263.7000

Mr. Kevane is the managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. He has worked on transactional and bankruptcy matters with clients from a variety of industries. In 2011, the Daily Journal profiled him in a special supplement as one of the top 25 municipal lawyers in California for his work in chapter 9 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Kevane was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy as a fellow in 2015. In 2020, he was selected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of society. Mr. Kevane is a graduate of Brown University and received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Southwestern University Law Review. He was listed by Lawdragon as one of the 2023 and 2022 "500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers" and one of the 2020 "500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers." He also holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability; has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights & Litigation - Bankruptcy since 2006; and has been listed in Northern California Super Lawyers for his work in bankruptcy law since 2004. Mr. Kevane is admitted to practice in California.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Vice-chair, Business Bankruptcy Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (2020 - present)
  • Chair, Asset Forfeiture & Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Bankruptcy Study & Policy Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (2017-present)
  • Co-chair, Programs Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (2015-2020)
  • Chair, Legislative Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (2014-15)
  • Chair, Bankruptcy Committees Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (2013-14)
  • Vice-chair, Individual Chapter 11 Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the ABA Business Law Section (2011-13)
  • Director, Business Law Today (ABA Business Law Section)
  • Chair, State Bar of California Committee on Federal Courts (1996-2001)
  • Chair, State Bar of California Business Law Section Insolvency Law Committee (1995-1999)

Programs and Lectures

American Bankruptcy Institute, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Conference Institute, ALI/ABA, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors



  • "The Legislative Side of the Orange County Chapter 9 Case" for Sacramento County Bar Association (1996)
  • "Now What? Three Questions Facing the Municipal Bondholder Upon Commencement of a Chapter 9 Case," published in course handbook, Municipal Bond Law for the Bankruptcy Practitioner (1996)
  • "Fee Shifting by (1) Oversecured Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases & (2) Prevailing Parties in Civil Litigation," published in course handbook Getting Paid What You Are Worth (1996)
  • "The Newsgatherer's Shield: Why Waste Space in the California Constitution?" 15 Southwestern University Law Review 527 (1985)
  • Coauthor, "Principles of Equitable Subordination Under Section 510 of the Bankruptcy Code," in Selected Issues in Bankruptcy Practice (Calif. Contin. Ed. Bar 1991)
  • Contributing author, Bankruptcy Practice: Annual Recent Developments (Calif. Contin. Ed. Bar 1992-1998)


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