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Jonathan Seymour

Senior Associate

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Jonathan Seymour represents clients on a variety of bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, with a focus on bankruptcy litigation. His experience includes representing clients in all stages of bankruptcy proceedings, from motions practice in the bankruptcy court through appeal. Mr. Seymour's practice includes significant work on consumer bankruptcy issues, assisting mortgage servicers and other creditors with compliance with the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules in consumer cases. Since joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Seymour's experience has included the representation of:

  • a financial institution in consumer bankruptcy litigation;
  • numerous secured and unsecured creditors pursuing claims in corporate chapter 11 cases;
  • a trade association submitting an amicus brief addressing the scope of Trust Indenture Act protections for bondholders;
  • a trade association responding to a major report proposing reforms to business bankruptcy law; and
  • an Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding involving millions of dollars in unsecured claims.

Mr. Seymour previously worked at WilmerHale as a summer associate. While pursuing his legal education, he also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Margaret Murphy of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Honorable Natalia Combs Greene of the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Publications & News

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March 31, 2017

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of WilmerHale Client in Closely Watched Bankruptcy Law Case

WilmerHale earned a significant victory when the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the petitioner and WilmerHale client—a group of truck drivers formerly employed by Jevic Transportation Inc.—in Czyzewski v. Jevic, finding that so-called “structured dismissals” to end Chapter 11 cases cannot be used in a way that violates the Bankruptcy Code's priority scheme.

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Education

JD, with highest honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2014, Order of the Coif, Notes Editor, George Washington University Law Review

Law with German Law, Oxford University, 2011

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Languages

French

German

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