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Heather Lennox named one of Northeast Ohio’s Most Influential Women

May 2019

Heather Lennox, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Cleveland Office, was named one of Northeast Ohio’s Most Influential Women by Cleveland.com.

A partner in the Firm’s Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice, Ms. 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.

As one of three lead lawyers on Jones Day’s iconic representation of the City of Detroit, the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, she was profiled in the Wall Street Journal, placing her among the women breaking the glass ceiling in the restructuring bar, and recognized as a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer.Among other distinctions, Ms. Lennox was named a 2016 Woman of Note and a 2017 Who’s Who by Crain’s Cleveland Business, and included in the Northeast Ohio's Power 100 list compiled by Cleveland Magazine in 2017. More recently, Ms. Lennox was named to the MVP list by legal publication Law360 for her work leading the charge to restructure the world’s largest private sector coal company, saving it from liquidation.

She is a board member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), and has been part of the strategic plans being put into place by GCP for workforce development, inclusive economic growth, and revitalization. Ms. Lennox is also on the boards of Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, the BVU/Center of Nonprofit Excellence, the Cleveland State University Community Board, and the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio, where she serves on the subcommittee for veterans issues.

A lifelong Clevelander, Ms. Lennox is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, American College of Bankruptcy, and a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference. She is also a member of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.