Harvard Law School, J.D.
Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
J. Raul Alcantar
Raul is a litigator and restructuring attorney. He focuses on commercial litigation, trade secrets/IP litigation, and employment/wage & hour disputes. He also has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in bankruptcies. Raul was selected for inclusion in the list of Rising Stars in Northern California by Super Lawyers® magazine in 2018, 2017, and 2016. He was previously an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Raul is an avid distance runner and fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
- 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 major in Economics/Government. Raul was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies and ran for the school’s NCAA Division III men’s cross country team.
- [Limited Partners v. Trustee], Santa Clara County Superior Court: achieved $4.85 million settlement on fifth day of two-week trial for breach of fiduciary duty.
- [Wage Class v. Regional Restaurant Chain], Orange County Superior Court: settled putative wage & hour class action for fraction of claims.
- Represented dozens of business and personal debtors in chapter 11 and chapter 7 proceedings in Bankruptcy Court.
- Recovered on several multi-million dollar claims against Lehman Brothers on behalf of Latin American financial company.
- Represented investors in multi-jurisdictional litigation against an international bank.
- Represented non-profit organization in opposing the multi-billion dollar bankruptcy sale of 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.
- Volunteer Director, Gardner Health Services, community health center serving over 55,000 Santa Clara and San Mateo county residents annually.
- Member, Leadership Council, SEO Scholars San Francisco.
- Volunteer Mentor, Youth Law Academy, Centro Legal De La Raza.
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, Central, and Southern Districts of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.