Laura Davis Jones

Laura Davis Jones

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Recognized since 1999

Wilmington, Delaware

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

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Laura Davis Jones is a name partner, a member of the firm's managing committee, and the managing partner of the firm's Delaware office. She gained national recognition as debtor's counsel in the Continental Airlines bankruptcy case, and has represented numerous debtors, creditors' committees, bank groups, acquirers, and other significant constituencies in chapter 11 cases and workout proceedings. She lectures at national bankruptcy and litigation seminars, and has authored numerous articles. Ms. Jones was named "Deal Maker of the Year" by The American Lawyer and has been profiled on additional occasions in The American Lawyer.

Ms. Jones has been named continuously by her peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and as one of the "Best Lawyers in Delaware," and was selected as one of the top ten lawyers in Delaware by "Delaware Super Lawyers." She is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a Chambers USA “Star Individual,” the highest honor a lawyer can receive. Ms. Jones has been recognized in the K&A Restructuring Register and the Law Dragon 500 since their inception, has been named repeatedly to the International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, and holds an AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. In 2018, she received the prestigious "Women Leadership" award at Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, which honors the achievements of influential women leaders in the restructuring and turnaround communities. In 2018, Ms. Jones was listed by Who's Who Legal among "Thought Leaders - Restructuring & Insolvency." She started her career as a judicial law clerk in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Ms. Jones is admitted to practice in Delaware and the District of Columbia.

Recent debtor clients include M & G USA Corporation, True Religion, American Apparel, Emerald Oil, Deb Stores, Cache Inc., Magnum Hunter Resources, Delivery Agent, Revstone Industries, Exide Technologies, EveryWare Global, AFA Investment and SS Body Armor, Inc. Recent creditor representations include the creditors' committees of TK Holdings (Takata Americas), LCI Holding Company ("LifeCare") and NE Opco, and co-counsel to the second lien notes indenture trustee of Energy Future Holdings Corporation.


  • 919 North Market Street, 17th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801


  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law, J.D., graduated 1986
  • University of Delaware, B.S.B.A, graduated 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1986
  • District of Columbia, 1989


  • American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee Subcommittee on Bankruptcy Rules - Member
  • American College of Bankruptcy - Fellow
  • Board of ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop - Founding Chair and Member
  • Delaware State Bar Association Bankruptcy Subcommittee - Member
  • Georgetown/ABI Views from the Bench - Board Member
  • VALCON - Board Member

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Bankruptcy Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Special Focus

  • Asbestos
  • Committee Representation
  • Creditor Committees
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Litigation
  • Out-of-Court Workouts
  • Trustee Representation
  • Workouts and Restructurings


  • The American Lawyer: Named Deal Maker of the Year
  • Super Lawyers: Named to Top Ten Lawyers in Delaware list
  • Chambers USA: Named a Star Individual
  • Global M & A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards: Received Women Leadership award
  • Who’s Who Legal: Named to list of Thought Leaders - Restructuring & Insolvency

M&G USA Corporation

Co-counsel to M&G USA Corporation and its affiliates in their chapter 11 case.

True Religion

Lead counsel to True Religion and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases.

American Apparel

Debtor’s co-counsel to American Apparel and its affiliates in their chapter 11 case.

Emerald Oil

Co-counsel to Emerald Oil in its chapter 11 case.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation

Debtor’s co-counsel to Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and its affiliates in their chapter 11 case.

Delivery Agent

Debtor’s co-counsel to Delivery Agent in its chapter 11 case.

Mesa Air Group

Counsel to Mesa Air Group and its affiliated companies in their chapter 11 cases.

TK Holdings

Counsel to the committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of TK Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.

Energy Future Intermediate Holdings

Co-counsel representing holders of second-lien debt of Energy Future Intermediate Holdings.

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