James O. Johnston

Jim Johnston represents debtors, creditors, creditor groups, indenture trustees, and other parties in interest in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts across the United States.

Since joining Jones Day in May 2012, Jim has been engaged in a number of high-profile reorganization matters, leading engagements on behalf of the reorganized Tribune Company; an indenture trustee for a $1 billion bond issue of American Airlines; and a major creditor of the City of Stockton, the largest California city to seek protection under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also has worked on restructuring engagements involving the Affinion Group, the City of Detroit (Michigan), Delphi Corporation, Fontainebleau Las Vegas, the Republic of Argentina, and the reorganized Tropicana Las Vegas Resort and Casino. [1]