Heather Lennox helps boards of directors and management teams navigate crises — their own, their company's, or their stakeholders'. She has led some of the country's largest corporate and municipal crisis responses (including workouts and reorganizations), whether driven by operational, financial, litigation, mass tort, or regulatory challenges. Her clients hail from every industry, both domestically and internationally.
Heather provides practical, business-oriented advice and demands efficiency and a high level of responsiveness from her client service teams. She has in-depth experience in convening and directing multiple legal, business, financial, and media/communications teams in collaborative efforts to strategically address a client's most pressing needs. She has been named a "Dealmaker of the Year" by The American Lawyer and a "leading lawyer in America," and she earns top rankings in Chambers, Best Lawyers in America, IFLR1000, and Lawdragon 500.
Representative clients include The City of Detroit, Peabody Energy, Chrysler LLC, FTD Companies, Westmoreland Resources, General Motors, Hostess Brands, LTV Steel, Dana Corporation, Lehman Brothers (derivatives counsel), Copperweld Steel, Oglebay Norton, FirstEnergy Corporation, Metaldyne Corporation, St Mary's of the Woods (a CCRC), BlackBox Corporation, Fruehauf Trailer, and many companies that achieved out-of-court solutions.
Heather is a frequent speaker, publisher, and guest lecturer. She is a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and a member of other crisis- and restructuring-related organizations. She leads Jones Day's Cleveland Office and actively serves on several community and educational boards.
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