According to sources:

"He brings intellectual strength, experience, commercial wisdom, and good negotiating skills."
Chambers USA 2021

“He has a well-deserved reputation within the industry as being a brilliant mind and for being an extremely pragmatic strategist.”
Chambers USA 2019

Richard A. Levy


Richard Levy retired from the partnership on May 31, 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

A Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy Lawyers, Mr. Levy 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.

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