Richard Levin is a member of Jenner & Block’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department. An author of the 1978 US Bankruptcy Code, he is recognized internationally as one of the foremost restructuring, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights lawyers handling complex bankruptcy transaction, litigation and special situation matters. Known for his deep knowledge and understanding of the bankruptcy law, Mr. Levin assists clients in developing sound strategies and creative solutions for complex multi-party problems.
Mr. Levin provides clients with an experienced perspective on challenges they face in distress situations, including special situations in restructuring assignments (such as representation of directors and non-creditor parties in interest), large-scale bankruptcy litigation and trustee and examiner engagements, and distress M&A and distressed investing. He also advises clients with non- financial legal or regulatory challenges to help them resolve matters without litigation. His experience spans a wide range of industries, including auto and manufacturing, banking and finance, energy and electric utilities, hospitality, municipal and government finance, technology, electronics, telecommunications, gaming, retail, shipping, defense, and agriculture, in both domestic and cross-border situations. As a former senior executive at a publicly traded company, he operates as effectively in the boardroom as in the courtroom, with a thorough understanding of corporate management and transactions and the demands facing directors and management.
Mr. Levin is the former chair of the National Bankruptcy Conference and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He was a consultant to the World Bank and the Central Bank of Brazil regarding Brazil’s 2005 bankruptcy legislation. Since 2002, he has served as a faculty member at the Federal Judicial Center’s Bankruptcy Judge Workshops and he was a lecturer in law at Harvard Law School. He is a sought-after speaker and author on a wide range of bankruptcy issues and is co-editor in chief of the leading bankruptcy treatise Collier on Bankruptcy. Mr. Levin has repeatedly been recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law by, among others, Chambers USA and Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in America, and Benchmark Litigation.