Heather Lennox

Partner at Jones Day

Heather Lennox

Heather Lennox

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

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. She 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 has represented, among others: 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" (2013-2014).

Overview
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Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

33

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Co-Founder at PlayhouseSquare Real Estate Services

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Partner at Jones Day

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President-PSF Management LLC at Playhouse Square Foundation

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Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Jones Day

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Partner at Jones Day

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Chief Executive Officer at Playhouse Square Foundation

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Vice Chairman-Development at Playhouse Square Foundation

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President at McDonald Hopkins LLC

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Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1992

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

BA, summa cum laude
Class of 1989

John Carroll is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university providing programs of study in the liberal arts, sciences, and business at the undergraduate level and in selected areas at the master’s level. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business, which both include graduate programs. John Carroll operates on a semester calendar, with two 15-week semesters and three summer sessions.

Memberships
Fellow
2009 - Current

The College was formed in 1989 and has over 800 Fellows that are selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations received from the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit. The Regents select those who meet the following standards: (i) the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards; (ii) the highest level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership which demonstrates the likelihood that they will continue to contribute to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency scholarship, continuing education, and contributions to the improvement of the bankruptcy and insolvency processes; (iii) a commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the College; (iv) sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing and distinguished published writings on bankruptcy practice or insolvency practice, procedure, philosophy, improvements and reforms which demonstrates a consistent contribution to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency literature, education, practice and the overall improvement of the process.The mission of the College is to honor and recognize distinguished bankruptcy professionals who are qualified for membership in an effort to set standards of achievement for others in the insolvency community, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of bankruptcy practice, including undergraduate and graduate programs related to bankruptcy and insolvency. Historically, the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy Induction Ceremony, a black tie event, has been held in early spring at the United States Supreme Court Great Hall, followed by a reception. Well known individuals who have addressed the Induction Ceremony include Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, Department of Justice officials, White House staff members, academicians and appellate judges.

Member
Current

ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more 12,600 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair of Finance, Board of Trustees
Current

Playhouse Square Foundation is a non-for-profit performing arts center that aims to engage individuals and attract guests to its annual events. The organization offers real estate services, space rentals and group and private tours. The organization was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Community Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, provides diverse academic and professional opportunities and one of the most enticing scholarship programs a school could offer. More than 200 academic programs exist at Cleveland State and include the liberal arts, sciences, humanities and professional fields. Cleveland State is home to the Marshall College of Law and also has numerous pre-professional programs primarily designed for those who wish to go into medical fields after graduating. Students at Cleveland State may also benefit from the school’s professional opportunities and urban location by applying for a local internship related to their major. Cleveland State’s more than 200 student clubs and organizations also span the complete range of creative, cultural, religious, recreational and other types of activities. Cleveland State students usually don’t need to worry about money either. First of all, Cleveland State has one of the most affordable tuition rates in Ohio. Also, eligible entering freshmen that excelled in high school and on the SAT will automatically receive a scholarship that covers a substantial part of their tuition. Other sources of financial aid may be applied for as well, including federal grants and loans as well as Cleveland State University grants. General undergraduate admissions requirements include a minimum grade point average of 2.3. Individual departments, such as the Engineering Division, the Education and Human Services Division and the Music Department have additional requirements. Those applying for Music, for example, will need to audition while those in Engineering are required to have a higher grade point average than those in other departments.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Founded in 1905, the mission of the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland is to help families in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. They help the community in hundreds of ways. It provide emergency assistance and also offer programs such as first aid and CPR training and community outreach designed to keep Cleveland safe

Transactions
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Arlington Capital Partners LLC purchases Tyto Athene LLC from Black Box Corp.

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Flowers Foods, Inc. purchases Hostess Brands, Inc. /Bread Bus from Hostess Brands LLC

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Round Hill Investments LLC, Hostess Brands, Inc. /Snack Cake Ops/ /Pvt. Group purchase Hostess Brands, Inc. /Snack Cake Ops from Hostess Brands LLC

Awards & Honors
2016
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2015
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2015
Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America
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