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 assisting with the preparation of first day filings to 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 argue before U.S. Supreme Court that insurer without legal interest in bankruptcy estate lacks right to challenge reorganization planOn behalf of the Kaiser Gypsum Company and Hanson Permanente Cement, Jones Day urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Fourth Circuit decision making clear that an insurer lacks the right to challenge a reorganization plan that leaves its legal rights in the same place as they were before the bankruptcy.
  • 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.
  • 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)