Harvard Law School, J.D.
Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
J. Raul Alcantar
Raul is a litigation and bankruptcy attorney. He has represented parties in litigation before federal and state courts in New York and California. Raul also has extensive experience representing business and personal debtors, creditors, purchasers and sellers of assets, and other interested parties in Bankruptcy Court. Raul was previously an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Ropes & Gray LLP in New York City. He was selected for inclusion in the list of Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® magazine in 2017 and 2016.
- Raul earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was Co-Chair of La Alianza, the law school's Latino cultural organization, and member of the Harvard Latino Law Review and Harvard Negotiation Law Review.
- He earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College with a dual degree in economics and government. Raul was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.
- Recovered on several multi-million dollar claims against Lehman Brothers on behalf of Latin American financial company. Successfully defended company’s trustees in related expropriation lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York.
- Represented investors in multi-jurisdictional litigation against an international bank, including in appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- Represented non-profit organization before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in opposing the multi-billion dollar sale of debtor's mortgage-servicing division.
- Effectively Litigating Against Deep Pockets, Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journals, Sept. 12, 2016.
- MCLE Article: Selected Issues in Bankruptcy Litigation, Big News for Solo & Small Firms, Summer 2016.
- The Role Of The Derivative Plaintiff: Does Derivative Standing Equal Claim Ownership? (co-author), Daily Bankruptcy Review, Small-Cap, Dec. 17, 2008.
- Hispanic Private Equity: A Cultural Approach to Achieving Superior Investment Returns (co-author), Harvard Latino Law Review, Vol. 10, spring 2007.
Raul is admitted to the California and New York state bars. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.