Jonathan Gordon is a corporate restructuring lawyer who helps clients with chapter 11 bankruptcies, bankruptcy appeals, and out-of-court restructurings. With a degree in finance, he is able to work seamlessly with corporate executives, financial advisors, and investment bankers.
Within chapter 11, Jonathan has played a critical role in preparing first- and second-day papers, obtaining approval of key employee incentive and retention programs, rejecting leases and contracts, preparing various plan-related documents, and advising on a number of appellate topics (including finality, leave, direct certification, and other procedural issues). Additionally, he recently helped clients in a successful Seventh Circuit consolidated appeal regarding the automatic stay.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Jonathan completed a legal aid fellowship for LAF (now Legal Aid Chicago), where he helped low-income debtors with bankruptcy, wrongful collection, and other consumer debt matters.
Jonathan has published bankruptcy-related articles in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, the Vermont Law Review, and the Harvard Journal on Legislation Online.
- Northwestern University (J.D. cum laude 2018; Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student for the Seventh Circuit, American College of Bankruptcy); University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. in Finance cum laude 2015)
- Extern to Judge Timothy A. Barnes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois (Spring 2017)