Daniel C.Villalba (Dan)


Chicago + 1.312.269.1562

Dan Villalba's practice focuses primarily on assisting debtors throughout all stages of chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, from pre-petition matters to successfully defending confirmed plans of reorganization on appeal. Dan also has experience representing bidders and creditors within bankruptcy cases and with assisting clients in out-of-court restructuring matters.

Dan maintains an active pro bono practice, including helping obtain asylum for a Salvadoran refugee who fled her home country to escape gender-based violence and persecution. After reviewing Jones Day's brief, the Department of Homeland Security chose to not oppose the refugee's application for asylum.


  • Kaiser Gypsum and Hanson Permanente's Plan of Reorganization affirmed by Fourth Circuit, holding insurer lacks standing to challenge insurance-neutral planThe Fourth Circuit in a published decision affirmed an order confirming the joint plan of reorganization of Kaiser Gypsum and Hanson Permanente, agreeing with Jones Day and the lower courts that the Debtors' primary insurer lacked standing to challenge the merits of the Plan.
  • LTL Management, a Johnson & Johnson affiliate, files for chapter 11 to equitably and permanently resolve all current and future talc-related claims against itJones Day represents LTL Management LLC in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed October 14, 2021 in the Western District of North Carolina.
  • Additional Publications

    Note, "Duren, Pope Francis, And The Death Penalty: How Catholics Can Render The Capital Jury Selection Process Unconstitutional," 57 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1663 (2020)