Wiley Rein LLP


Wiley Rein's Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Practice, led by H. Jason Gold, is composed of business bankruptcy lawyers board-certified by the American Board of Certification, former judicial clerks, and bankruptcy Trustees. The partners in our Practice average more than 25 years of experience representing clients from a wide range of industries in an equally broad range of matters and have been involved in some of the largest and most complex cases ever filed as well as many of the “middle market” cases in the region.

Chambers USA recognizes Wiley Rein as having one of Washington, DC’s best bankruptcy groups, calling it an “excellent team” that “has the bench strength and experience to handle a wide range of matters” (2013), with sources describing it as “a firm with an extraordinarily strong presence, a great bench and excellent depth” (2011). Chambers has also noted that “clients value ‘the down to earth strategy’ employed by these attorneys” who “understand how to get right down to the issues and deal with things efficiently,” and provide “high quality advice, expert organizational skills and familiarity with the court” (2008). The Legal 500 US notes that the Team is “smart, experienced and possesses the in-depth understanding of the bankruptcy code and its judicial process necessary to prosecute an effective restructuring” (2011) and has lauded the Group’s “high levels of service and considerable expertise” (2010). Practice chair H. Jason Gold was singled out for special recognition and identified as “an experienced heavyweight bankruptcy expert” (2009) with “an exceptional reputation” (2011) and “among the best in this field” (2013). Mr. Gold was also named one of Washington, DC’s “Top 100 Lawyers" by Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2013).

Decades of Experience

Our experience has spanned several national recessions including the tumultuous real estate recession of the late 1980s and early 1990s. As The Legal 500 US notes, “the firm has a deeply entrenched presence in the mid-Atlantic area and has been involved in virtually every major bankruptcy case filed in the Washington, DC region over the past 20 years” (2011).  This experience makes us particularly prepared for the current economic crisis. In addition to representing clients involved with many prominent restructurings in the news, such as Circuit City, General Motors, and Chrysler, we also efficiently and effectively represent parties in smaller regional and local cases and offer assistance and advice in out-of-court wind-downs involving both domestic and transnational business operations.

Our Approach

We strive to understand our clients’ business operations and objectives in an effort to ensure that the decisions and actions taken during our representation are consistent with those goals. Understanding a client’s business is critical to properly charting a legal strategy, whether in business relationships or litigation.

Wiley Rein's success in formulating practical and innovative solutions to our clients’ business needs is enhanced by the firm’s interdisciplinary approach. Working closely with attorneys in our Aviation, Communications, Franchise, and Government Contracts groups, we effectively address the unique needs of clients in these industries. In addition, we work regularly with the firm’s Insurance, Public Policy, and Health Care groups. The Litigation Practice, which is composed of more than 100 lawyers, adds unsurpassed capability and strength to advance our clients' interests when negotiation fails.

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H. Jason Gold
202.719.4136 | jgold@wileyrein.com