John H. Thompson, a corporate restructuring lawyer with almost 20 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of industries, is a partner with McGuireWoods’ Restructuring and Insolvency Department. Thompson’s practice focuses on business reorganizations and debtor-creditor rights. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, energy, petrochemical, telecommunications, manufacturing, airlines, healthcare, Internet technology, real estate and commodities trading and finance.
Thompson joined McGuireWoods from the Washington, D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, where he was part of a team that advised Lyondell Chemical Company through its reorganization and successful emergence from chapter 11 in 2010. Thompson also has an active pro bono practice that includes serving as restructuring counsel for a nonprofit school for emotionally disturbed adolescents. Thompson received his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in 1991 and served as a captain in the U.S. Army before earning his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2001.