Rick Wynne's practice focuses on complex restructuring matters, representing debtors, official creditors committees, ad hoc committees, purchasers, and lenders in U.S. and international chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, sports, real estate (commercial, residential, and hotels), transportation, insurance and financial services, retail, food distribution, manufacturing, natural gas, oil and ethanol, as well as the entertainment industry.
Rick's recent representations include FGIC, one of the largest creditors in the ResCap chapter 11 case and Co-Chair of the Creditors' Committee; Ad Hoc Bondholders Committee in Chemtura; Non-Agent Secured Lenders Committee in Adelphia; and Universal and Fox as customers, rescue DIP, and exit financiers in the Rhythm & Hues chapter 11 case.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Rick's debtor cases included Conseco, then the third largest chapter 11 case; Fleming, the largest U.S. wholesale food distributor; Chevy's chain of restaurants; Wendy's of San Diego franchise group; Hollywood Roosevelt, Westwood Marquis, and Sir Francis Drake hotels; and DDi, one of the top 10 restructurings listed in Turnarounds & Workouts magazine.
Rick has significant experience in valuation litigation in most of the litigated cases he has handled, and he has been lead trial counsel for the valuation trials in the Chemtura, ResCap, DDi, Conseco, and Chevy's cases, among other representations.
Rick is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and has been highlighted in Chambers USA, the guide to leading lawyers, in the past several years.
All American Oil and Gas obtains $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility
Post Confirmation Trust of Fleming Companies is successful in its appeal against former creditor
20th Century Fox and Universal City Studios provide rescue DIP financing for Rhythm & Hues
Honors & Distinctions
The Best Lawyers in America (2015)
Chambers USA (2006-2014)
Ranked by K&A Restructuring Register as one of the top 72 American restructuring lawyers
fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
Southern California Super Lawyers (2005-2014)
American College of Bankruptcy.
(Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification)