Richard A. Levy

  • Partner
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
  • T +1.312.876.7692


Richard Levy is a partner in the firm's Restructuring & Special Situations Practice. Mr. Levy just completed his term as the Global Chair of the firm's Finance Department. He previously served as Managing Partner for the firm's Chicago office and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Currently, Mr. Levy serves as the Global Chair of the Finance Committee and Global Vice Chair of the Restructuring & Special Situations Practice.

Mr. Levy's practice centers on representing publicly traded and privately held companies, major financial institutions (as agents or steering committees), ad hoc committees, creditors' committees, and parties in distressed mergers and acquisitions transactions, whether in bankruptcy or out-of-court restructurings.


Mr. Levy's experience includes the following restructuring matters:

  • Bankruptcy of Imerys Talc America
  • Restructuring of Novelion Therapeutics and its subsidiary Aegerion Therapeutics
  • Bankruptcy of Synergy Pharmaceuticals
  • Restructuring of Syncreon
  • Out of court restructuring of API Heat Transfer
  • Out of court restructuring of Community Choice Financial, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy of Claire's Stores, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy of Cobalt International Energy
  • Out-of-court restructuring of GNC Inc.
  • Out-of-court restructuring of Trident Healthcare
  • Out-of-court restructuring of Singer Sewing Machines
  • Bankruptcy of Real Alloy, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy of GenOn Energy
  • Bankruptcy of Chaparral Energy, Inc.
  • Out-of-court restructuring of Agspring
  • Pre-packaged bankruptcy of Halcon, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy of Bennu Oil and Gas
  • Bankruptcy of SunEdison, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy of Peabody Coal
  • Bankruptcy of Optima Specialty Steel
  • Bankruptcy of Transtar, Inc. (DACCO Transmission Parts)
  • Recapitalization of My Alarm Center
  • Pre-packaged bankruptcy of Vantage Drilling
  • Out-of-court restructuring of TwentyEighty, Inc.
  • Murray Energy/Foresight transactions
  • Recapitalization of Constellium/Wise Metal   
  • Out-of-court restructuring of Affinion, Inc.     
  • Out-of-court restructuring of American Energy Holdings    
  • Pre-arrangement bankruptcy of Altegrity, Inc.    
  • Bankruptcy of Longview Power    
  • Bankruptcy of Relativity Media        
  • Pre-packaged bankruptcy of publicly traded Unitek, Inc.    
  • Bankruptcy of M*Modal    
  • Pre-arranged bankruptcy of Sorenson Communications    
  • Out-of-court restructuring of Merrill Corporation    
  • Out-of-court restructuring and follow-on bankruptcy of Dynegy Holdings    
  • Cross-border bankruptcy of Quebecor World
  • Pre-arranged cross-border bankruptcy of Almatis, B.V.

Thought Leadership

  • No Premium Recovery Guarantees for 5th Circ. Lenders -  February 11, 2019
  • Fifth Circuit: Make-Whole Premiums Should Be Disallowed as Unmatured Interest -  January 29, 2019
  • Putnal v. SunTrust May Upset Addison Precedent -  June 20, 2013
  • WARN Act Decision: How Private Equity Might Avoid “Single Employer” Status -  June 19, 2013
Recognized for his work in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcies and workouts, sources say, “He understands all of the loopholes of the law, and has an excellent understanding of the pertinent business needs.”Chambers USA 2019
Bar Qualification
  • Illinois
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1982
    Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • BA, Amherst College, 1977
    Valedictorian; summa cum laude
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Banking