Rick Wynne's practice focuses on complex restructuring matters, representing debtors, creditors, committees, and purchasers in U.S. and international chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He has extensive experience advising companies and boards in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, sports, real estate, transportation, insurance, financial services, retail, food distribution, manufacturing, energy, as well as the entertainment industry.
Rick's recent representations include acting as lead debtor's counsel for American Apparel, which confirmed its reorganization plan only 113 days after filing for chapter 11; lead debtor's counsel for Relativity Media, LLC, which confirmed its reorganization plan on February 2, 2016 reducing its funded debt by over $600 million; FGIC, one of the largest creditors in the ResCap chapter 11 case and Co-Chair of the Creditors' Committee; Sprint in the Clearwire restructuring; the Ad Hoc Bondholders Committee in Chemtura; the 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, as lead trial counsel for the valuation and confirmation trials in the Chemtura, ResCap, DDi, Conseco, and Chevy's cases, among others.
American Apparel confirms prearranged plan
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
Honors & Distinctions
The Best Lawyers in America (2015 and 2017)
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)