William Govier


University of Connecticut School of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors (1999)
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Music (1993)


California 805-915-9672

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut


William F. Govier, Partner. Bill represents business and financial clients at all stages of a company’s lifecycle, from start ups to mature companies, both public and private, across the landscape of their corporate and financial needs. In addition to traditional corporate and finance related work, Bill represents institutional, high-yield and distressed debt investors in a wide variety of situations.

In addition to his corporate and finance experience, Bill has extensive workout and insolvency experience in domestic, cross-border and multinational proceedings, including a special emphasis on Latin American restructurings, and in his restructuring work Bill represents debtors, financial and trade creditors, official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, as well as lenders and trustees in both domestic and cross-border financial restructurings and bankruptcy matters.

Before joining Taboada Rochlin Govier LLP, Bill practiced at Lesnick Prince & Pappas LLP, a Los Angeles based boutique firm. Prior to that, Bill spent over a decade at the international law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP in its Finance and Financial Restructuring areas, (Bill began his practice there on the east coast prior to relocating to Bingham’s Los Angeles office in 2007). While at Bingham, Bill was a member of the firm’s hiring committee, was active in pro bono efforts, and was a repeated recipient of awards for excellence in mentoring.

Los Angeles County Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
INSOL International
Connecticut Bar Association