• University of Massachusetts (B.A. 1985)
  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California (J.D., cum laude, 1988)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1988, California

John D. Fiero

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San Francisco
Tel: 415.263.7000

Mr. Fiero serves as a co-chair of the firm's committee practice group and maintains a national practice representing debtors, committees, acquirers, and other significant parties in interest in complex reorganizations and financially distressed situations, both in and out of court. 

Mr. Fiero is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, where he was associate note editor for the Hastings Journal of Communications and Entertainment LawHe is an adjunct professor of law at UC Law San Francisco, where he teaches the bankruptcy course there to second and third-year law students.

Mr. Fiero was a co-chair of the 2018 California Bankruptcy Forum. He has been named The Lawdragon's list of the 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, as well as a Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine every year since 2004. He is also credited for his “highly constructive approach” in Chambers USA’s list of leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers and has been named every year since 2013 for his work in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Fiero is admitted to practice in California and is resident in our San Francisco office.


Professional Affiliations

  • Trustee, UC Hastings College of the Law Foundation
  • Adjunct professor of law, UC Hastings College of Law
  • Member, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (2006 - 2009)
  • Chair, American Bar Association Real Property Section Litigation and Dispute Resolution Committee (1998-2000)
  • Co-chair, California Bankruptcy Forum Insolvency Conference (2018)

Programs and Lectures

Bar Association of San Francisco, California Bankruptcy Forum, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute



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