Evening on the Lake Honoree: Heather Lennox

Heather Lennox has played a leading role in Jones Day's representations of debtors and potential debtors, creditors' committees, prepetition secured lenders, bank groups, DIP lenders, credit card processors, and other significant creditors in many of the nation's largest in-court and out-of-court corporate and municipal restructurings.


Heather has substantial experience counseling clients in fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividend, fiduciary duty, piercing the corporate veil, and mass tort issues in bankruptcy. She has represented entities in the structuring and consummation of spin-offs, distressed sales and acquisitions, ring-fencing transactions, and other out-of-court restructuring transactions. Heather is Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland Office and Cleveland.com named her "one of Northeast Ohio's Most Influential Women" in 2019.


Heather has represented, among others: Peabody Energy Corp., the City of Detroit, Copperweld Corporation, CSC Industries, Dana Corporation, Fruehauf Trailer Corporation, Great American Communications Company (a prepackaged case), Hostess Brands, Inc., LTV Steel Company, Metaldyne Corporation, Oglebay Norton Company, and St. Mary's of the Woods (a CCRC) as debtors' counsel and significant creditors in the Delta Airlines, Forum Health, HomePlace Stores, Northwest Airlines, Pittsburgh Penguins, R.H. Macy, Southern Air Transport, United Airlines, US Airways, and Wornick Company bankruptcies.


Heather has coauthored bankruptcy-related articles published in The Business Lawyer and the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. She is listed in the Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference (2012-present); a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy; and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association. Lawdragon 500 lists her among the "Leading Lawyers in America" (2017).