Evan M. Jones

Partner

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Evan Jones has broad experience in all facets of reorganization – both in and out of court – having represented bank groups, secured creditors, debtors, unsecured creditor committees, acquirers of distressed assets, and other constituents. He has worked in media, entertainment, real estate, hospitality, retail, manufacturing and other industries.

Evan is experienced in both reorganization-related litigation and transactions ranging from large billion dollar national cases to smaller regional ones. In addition to restructuring, Evan also is involved in structuring deals to avoid or minimize the risks of bankruptcy, in close cooperation with the attorneys in our entertainment, structured finance, corporate, and infrastructure practices.

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Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2019 for Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law in Los Angeles, CA; Evan has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2006.
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners USA as one of the leading insolvency/corporate recovery lawyers in California
  • Recommended by Legal 500 in the area of Finance: Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California, and District of Columbia

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, J.D., 1984: Order of the Coif; Editor, California Law Review
  • Duke University, A.B., 1981: magna cum laude; Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)

Professional Activities

Member

  • Board of Governors, Financial Lawyers Conference (1992-96; 2001-05)

Author

  • “Bankruptcy Court Determines Special Provisions Protecting IP Licenses of Bankrupt Debtors Apply to Foreign Corporation,” Alert (November 17, 2011)
  • “Lehman Bankruptcy Judge Prevents Trigger of CDO Subordination Provision Based on Credit Support Provider and Swap Counterparty Bankruptcy Filings,” The Banking Law Journal (April 2010)
  • “Bad Bankruptcy Citizen,” The Deal (April 2010)
  • “Facing New Realities in Today's Debtor-in-Possession Market,” Debtor-in-Possession and Exit Financing: Leading Lawyers on Securing Funding and Analyzing Recent Trends in Bankruptcy Financing (2010)
  • “M&A of Companies in Insolvency Proceedings in US, UK and Japan”
  • “China’s Draft Bankruptcy Law,” Asian Counsel, Vol. 3, Issue 1 (February 2005)

Speeches

  • “Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts-Executory Contracts” Financial Lawyers Conference (June 07, 2013)
  • “Is Your Collateral A Mirage? Issues in IP Collateral” LACBA (April 28 2013)
  • “What’s Termination Got To Do With It? Rejection after Sunbeam” Financial Lawyers Conference (October 04, 2012)
  • USC Gould School of Law 2011 Real Estate Law and Business Forum (April 02, 2011)
  • “DBSD v. DISH: Designation, Gifting, and Standing... Did the Second Circuit Get it Right? (And what are the implications for the loan market?)” LSTA Conference Center (March 09, 2011)
  • “The Failing Real Estate Project,” USC Gould School of Law 2011 Real Estate Law and Business Forum (March 02, 2011)
  • “Important Leasing Issues in Today's Economy,” presented to USC Law School's 2009 Real Estate Law and Business Forum (March 25, 2009)
  • Guest Lecturer UCLA Law School, “Debt, Fiduciary Obligation and Theory of the Firm,” Law 237 (Corporate Finance) (March 2004; March 2006)
  • Guest Lecturer, Loyola Law School, “Bankruptcy and M&A,” (Mergers & Acquisition) Chapter 11,” (Transactional Practice Workshop) (November 23, 2005; April 11, 2006)

Guest Lecturer

  • Stanford University
  • UCLA
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Oregon
  • USC Entrepreneur Institute
  • Loyola Law School
  • Represented agent bank in restructuring of geothermal project
  • Represented a lead lender to Tribune Broadcasting
  • Represented secured creditors in entertainment bankruptcies including Relativity, RHI and TeeVee Toons, Inc., recovering collateral through settlement and sales
  • Represented lead investors in restructuring of mini-major film studio
  • Represented secured noteholders in restructuring of municipally financed alternative energy project
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