Peter Clapp

Of Counsel - San Francisco

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Phone: 415-692-7721
Fax: 415-986-8003

Peter Clapp has broad experience in all aspects of business reorganization and bankruptcy. From 1983 – 2004, he was a member of the corporate reorganization department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in the firm’s New York and Los Angeles offices. At Skadden, he represented debtors, creditors, and other participants in complex chapter 11 cases and in the full range of litigation that arises under the Bankruptcy Code.

After leaving Skadden, Mr. Clapp served for two years as General Counsel and Secretary to a $100 million manufacturing-distribution company, responsible for all commercial, IP, real estate, employment, and other legal matters.

Mr. Clapp has published articles on the duties of directors of financially troubled companies, the treatment of pension and retiree claims in bankruptcy, bankruptcy reform legislation, and other matters. He graduated magna cum laude from Hastings College of the Law in 1982, where he was Note and Comment Editor on the Hastings Law Journal. His B.A. is from Columbia University, where he majored in Asian Studies.

Mr. Clapp is an adjunct instructor at JFKU Law School (corporate and partnership law; contract drafting and interpretation) and at St. Mary’s College (business law).