Levy, Richard A.

Richard A. Levy

Retired Partner

Richard Levy retired from the partnership in May 2022. He advised both creditor and company-side clients on complex restructurings and bankruptcies, both in and out of court. He served as the Global Chair of the Finance Committee and Global Vice Chair of the Restructuring & Special Situations Practice.

Mr. Levy has helped clients navigate all types of restructurings, bankruptcies, and distressed transactions. He regularly represented:

  • Publicly traded and privately held companies
  • Major financial institutions (as agents or steering committees)
  • Ad hoc committees
  • Creditors’ committees
  • Acquirers

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Levy was a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy Lawyers where he has drawn on more than three decades of experience. He has regularly been ranked in leading legal publications, which remark on his creative and pragmatic approach.

Mr. Levy has served in several senior leadership positions in the firm, including as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, as Global Chair of the Finance Department, and as Managing Partner of the Chicago office.


  • JD, Yale Law School, 1982
    Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • BA, Amherst College, 1977
    Valedictorian, summa cum laude