Samuel M. Kidder is a member of KTBS.
Mr. Kidder specializes in bankruptcy-related litigation and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Kidder has extensive experience representing parties in fraudulent transfer litigation and other avoidance actions.
Recent representative litigation engagements include: counsel to the defendants in Kravitz v. Samson Energy Co. (Bankr. D. Del.), a fraudulent transfer action alleging billions in damages; counsel to the Liquidation Trustee in numerous fraudulent transfer actions arising from the Woodbridge Group of Companies Ponzi scheme (Bankr. D. Del.); counsel to an Am Law 50 law firm in defense of fraudulent transfer and other claims (Bankr. S.D. Cal.); counsel to NextEra Energy in an adversary proceeding and various contested matters in the PG&E bankruptcy case (Bankr. N.D. Cal.). In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Kidder has represented debtors, trustees, post-confirmation trusts, and creditors in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases such as Imerys Talc America (Bankr. D. Del.), LTL Management LLC (Bankr. D.N.J.), and Bridgemark Corporation (Bankr. C.D. Cal.).
Mr. Kidder is a part-time Lecturer at the UCLA School of Law, where he teaches Business Bankruptcy. He has written articles and practice guide chapters for several bankruptcy publications, including the Collier Practice Guide and Law360.
Mr. Kidder is a member of the California State Bar, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Financial Lawyers Conference. Mr. Kidder serves as an advisory board member for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference. Mr. Kidder is honored to have been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for each year from 2018-2023.
Mr. Kidder received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of the UCLA Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Kidder served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, before joining KTBS in 2012.