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Jeremy W. Ryan

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Jeremy W. Ryan, a member of Potter Anderson's Executive Committee, is the practice group leader for the firm's General Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on complex bankruptcy issues, including the sale and acquisition of companies in bankruptcy, financing, and litigation, as well as general bankruptcy issues. Jeremy primarily concentrates his practice in the representation of debtors, but also is involved in committee and creditor representations. He is the former chair of the Delaware State Bar Association's Bankruptcy Law Section.

Jeremy works with clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing and retail, and guides them through the complexities of maintaining and improving business operations during the bankruptcy process. He regularly counsels debtors and creditors on the sale and acquisition of companies through bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession financing and plans of reorganization as well as general finance, contract and employment matters.

He has been involved in contesting and defending plans of reorganization, valuation issues, assumption and rejection of contracts and leases, reclamation, and other creditor issues. He has also had significant experience in litigating non-bankruptcy issues such as fraud and fiduciary duty claims, telecommunications issues, and contract disputes.



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University of Pittsburgh, J.D., cum laude, 1997; Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Commerce

Washington & Jefferson College, B.A., 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2001

    Pennsylvania, 1997 (inactive)

    United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, 1997

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2001
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2021

Professional Activities and Honors

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring area

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2019 - present

Recognized in Lawdragon's 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, 2020 - present

Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star, 2020 and 2021 editions

Delaware State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association