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senior counsel
direct: 415.735.5713
  • Georgetown University (B.S., cum laude, 2004)
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010, Executive Managing Editor, Washington Law Review)
  • California
  • Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California (federal)

Dara Levinson Silveira’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring and reorganization and other insolvency-related matters.  She has represented various significant constituencies, including debtors, lenders, creditors, and creditors’ committees.  Ms. Silveira has advised debtors and creditors in complex bankruptcy litigation, including preference and fraudulent transfer adversary proceedings.  Ms. Silveira also has significant experience with complex business litigation outside of the insolvency context, and has represented plaintiffs and defendants across various industries in state and federal courts. 

Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP
(2016 – present)
Jones Day 
(2010 – 2016)

Judicial Extern,

Honorable Philip H. Brandt,

U.S. Bankruptcy Court,

Western District of Washington


organizations & groups
  • Turnaround Management Association (NorCal Chapter), Board of Directors

  • Episcopal Community Services Housing Corporation, Board of Directors

representative engagements

  • In-Shape Holdings, LLC, et al., USBC, D. Del. (2020-present) – lead debtors’ counsel for premium regional fitness club chain in California, with debtor-in-possession filing and asset purchase agreement with purchase price of over $45 million plus assumption of liabilities.

  • Levandowski, Bankr. N.D. Cal (2019-Present) – lead debtor's counsel in complex business dispute involving Google LLC and Uber Technologies. 

  • PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, USBC, N.D. Cal. (2019-Present) – co-counsel for Pacific Gas & Electric Company in its chapter 11 case, the largest chapter 11 filing in the Northern District of California in over a decade. PG&E, which has over $70 billion in assets and employs over 24,000 employees, filed for bankruptcy in January 2019 as a result of challenges relating to a series of catastrophic wildfires that occurred in Northern California in 2017 and 2018.

  • XS Ranch VI, LP, USBC, N.D. Cal (2017-2019) – represented claimant in two-day trial, resulting in award of full claim with interest and attorneys' fees.

  • New Cal-Neva Lodge, LLC, USBC, D. Nev. (2016-2018) – debtor’s counsel for historic casino and resort in chapter 11 case involving sale of resort and confirmation of plan.

  • Delivery Agent, Inc. et al., USBC, D. Del. (2016-2017) – lead counsel for e-commerce company chapter 11 case involving divestiture of one business and sale of the core business to venture lender after auction.​

  • In re Wrap Media, LLC – represented official committee of unsecured creditors in sale of substantially all of its assets.  Led sale efforts of company through bankruptcy process.

  • In re AFA Foods, Inc., USBC, D. Del. (2011-2013) – represented national ground beef processor and distributor in chapter 11 reorganization.

  • In re Petters, USBC, D. Minn (2010-present) – represented hedge funds sued for in excess of $3 billion in trustee’s “clawback” litigation.


* Other representations available upon request.

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