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Ryan Sims's practice focuses on corporate restructuring and reorganizations, complex bankruptcy litigation, and other insolvency-related matters. He regularly counsels lenders, creditors, borrowers, and debtors in connection with complex in- and out-of-court restructurings. Ryan also has counseled clients on, among other issues, avoidance litigation, fiduciary duty, and corporate governance matters.

Most recently Ryan played significant roles in the Firm's representation of the largest creditor constituency in the Intelsat S.A. chapter 11 cases, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Toys "R" Us Property Company I chapter 11 cases, and creditors in connection with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's restructuring. In addition, Ryan has been involved in representing creditors in high-stakes avoidance litigation in chapter 11 and chapter 7 proceedings.

Ryan maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in a variety of matters pending in the D.C. Superior Court and Arlington County Circuit Court. He also has experience working with the D.C. Bar Advice & Referral Clinic.


  • Minsheng aircraft leasing entities defeat fraudulent transfer and preference claims with presumption against extraterritorialityJones Day represented Chinese and Irish aircraft leasing entities (the "Minsheng and Yuntian Entities") in the chapter 7 cases of Zetta Jet PTE, Ltd, a Singapore entity ("Zetta Singapore") and Zetta Jet USA, Inc. (collectively, the "Zetta Entities").
  • Members of Intelsat Jackson Crossover Group to own 96% of reorganized Intelsat equity following complex chapter 11 plan confirmation processJones Day represents the largest creditor constituency (the "Jackson Crossover Group") holding more than 47% ($7 billion) of the debtors' entire funded debt in the highly complex chapter 11 cases of In re Intelsat S.A., et al. (Case No. 20-32299-KLP), pending in the Eastern District of Virginia bankruptcy court (the "Bankruptcy Court").
  • Bondholder group litigates claims related to Puerto Rico's debt restructuringJones Day is representing a bondholder group with respect to such holders' rights and remedies concerning the Employees Retirement System of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.