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Education

  • University of Delaware (B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, 1983)
  • Dickinson School of Law (J.D. 1986)
  • Alpha Mu Alpha; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Theta Phi (Officer, 1984-1985)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1986, Delaware
  • 1989, District of Columbia

Clerkships

  • Law clerk, Judge Helen Balick (Bankr. D. Del.)

Laura Davis Jones

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Wilmington, DE
Tel: 302.778.6401

Laura Davis Jones is a name partner and the managing partner of the firm's Delaware office. She gained national recognition as debtor's counsel in the Continental Airlines bankruptcy case, and has represented numerous debtors, creditors' committees, bank groups, acquirers, and other significant constituencies in national chapter 11 cases and workout proceedings. She lectures at national bankruptcy and litigation seminars, and has authored numerous articles. Ms. Jones was named "Deal Maker of the Year" by The American Lawyer in 2002 and has also been profiled in The American Lawyer.

Ms. Jones has been named continuously since 1999 by her peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and as one of the "Best Lawyers in Delaware." In addition to being named a "Delaware Super Lawyer" every year since 2007, she was selected as one of the top ten lawyers in Delaware in 2007 and 2008. She is included among Chambers USA America's "Leading Lawyers for Business," and ranked among the top-tier Bankruptcy/Restructuring lawyers in Delaware. Ms. Jones has been recognized in the K&A Restructuring Register since its inception, has been named repeatedly to the International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, and has been listed among the "Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America" since 2005. She holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Ms. Jones is a graduate of University of Delaware and received her J.D. from Dickinson School of Law, where she was on the board of editors and business manager for the Dickinson Law Review, as well as to serve on the Appellate Moot Court Board. Ms. Jones is admitted to practice in Delaware and the District of Columbia.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee Subcommittee on Chapter 11 Bankruptcies
  • Member, American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee Subcommittee on Bankruptcy Rules

Publications

  • Numerous articles for national and regional seminars
  • Coauthor with Erin Gray, "Recent Developments in Avoidance Actions," in Best of ABI 2012: The Year in Business Bankruptcy (ABI)
  • Contributing author, Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions (LexMed 1998)

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