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Heather Lennox
Partner

Partner-in-Charge Cleveland

Contact

(T) +1.216.586.7111
(F) +1.216.579.0212
(T) +1.212.326.3837
(F) +1.212.755.7306

Education

  • Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 1992; Law Journal); John Carroll University (B.A. summa cum laude 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • New York; Ohio; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and pro hac vice in several other venues

Heather Lennox has played a leading role in Jones Day's representations of debtors and potential debtors, creditors' committees, prepetition secured lenders, bank groups, DIP lenders, credit card processors, and other significant creditors in many of the nation's largest in-court and out-of-court corporate and municipal restructurings. She has substantial experience counseling clients in fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividend, fiduciary duty, piercing the corporate veil, and mass tort issues in bankruptcy. Heather has represented entities in the structuring and consummation of spin-offs, distressed sales and acquisitions, ring-fencing transactions, and other out-of-court restructuring transactions. She is Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland Office.

Heather has represented, among others: Peabody Energy Corp., the City of Detroit, Copperweld Corporation, CSC Industries, Dana Corporation, Fruehauf Trailer Corporation, Great American Communications Company (a prepackaged case), Hostess Brands, Inc., LTV Steel Company, Metaldyne Corporation, Oglebay Norton Company, and St. Mary's of the Woods (a CCRC) as debtors' counsel and significant creditors in the Delta Airlines, Forum Health, HomePlace Stores, Northwest Airlines, Pittsburgh Penguins, R.H. Macy, Southern Air Transport, United Airlines, US Airways, and Wornick Company bankruptcies.

Heather has coauthored bankruptcy-related articles published in The Business Lawyer and the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. She is listed in the Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference (2012-present); a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy; and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. Lawdragon 500 lists her among the "Leading Lawyers in America" (2013-2014).


Honors & Distinctions

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2017)

    American Lawyer, "Dealmaker of the Year" (2015)

    Crain's Cleveland Business, "Woman of Note" (2015)

    The Legal 500 USA (Corporate Restructuring, 2011 and Finance-Municipal Bankruptcy, 2013, 2017)

    New York Metro Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

    Ohio Super Lawyers (2005-2016)

    Chambers USA (2005-2016)

    Chambers Global, "Leader in Their Field" (2012-2016)

    Member, American College of Bankruptcy (2009-)

    Best Lawyers in America (2006-2017)

    One of 14 "Outstanding Young Turnaround Lawyers," Turnaround Management Association (2006)
Heather Lennox