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Lunch with the Expert featuring Judge William Rafferty ’85 and Olivia White ’11 Associate GC at Facebook

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a fireside chat with Judge William Rafferty ’85 and Olivia White ’11 Associate GC at Facebook. Moderated by our very own Prof. Matt Coles.

William J. Lafferty, III, is a United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Northern District of California. He was appointed to the Bankruptcy Court in April 2011 and also serves on the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit. He received his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California Berkeley. Prior to his appointment to the Bankruptcy Court, Judge Lafferty was a Director with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin from 1993 to 2011, joining the firm in 1987. His affiliations include: Vice President, California Bankruptcy Forum; Past President, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum; Past President, Bar Association of San Francisco, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section; and Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group.

Olivia White is an Associate General Counsel (Regulatory) at Facebook, Inc. where she manages high-stakes regulatory investigations.  As a practicing attorney and former Associate County Counsel with a decade of experience advising private companies and elected officials, Olivia previously led an in-house Government Affairs team at Renew Financial managing engagement with policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels. Olivia serves as a senior advisor to C-Suite Executives and manages cross-functional teams to shape desired business outcomes in matters of consumer protection.  She brings with her an extensive policy and regulatory background on a broad range of issues including consumer finance, tax, bankruptcy, privacy, security, civil rights, land use, and administrative law.  Earlier in her career, Olivia also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable William J. Lafferty III of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. Olivia holds a J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law and a B.A. degree in Art History from UCLA. In addition to her work, Olivia also has served on the Board of Directors of PACE Nation and the Board of Directors for the Women Lawyers of Alameda County (2021-2022).

Zoom: https://uchastings.zoom.us/j/94021555686

This event will be recorded.

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November 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA United States

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