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Jackson, Reginald W.
52 East Gay Street Columbus, OH
Phone: (614) 464-5621
Fax: (614) 719-4778


Current Employment Position(s)


Year Joined Organization: 1980

Lawyer Overview

Mr. Jackson is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the bankruptcy practice. He has significant experience in the insolvency field having represented secured creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, creditors' committees, equity holders, asset purchasers, vendors and suppliers. Mr. Jackson's practice also includes all aspects of commercial collections and workouts, including loan restructurings, forbearance arrangements, receiverships and foreclosures.

Career highlights include:

  • President, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2007-2008
  • Serving as counsel to the unsecured creditors' committee in the bankruptcy of a five-hospital health care system, which was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware and successfully negotiating a creditors trust for benefit of the unsecured creditors
  • Serving as counsel to a $1 billion farm cooperative, and its related financing arm, in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy and receiving the confirmation of a successful Chapter 11 plan in six months
  • Serving as counsel to future claimant's representative in Chapter 11 proceedings of a major corporation filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware

Mr. Jackson is a member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Association.

Mr. Jackson has spoken on several occasions before the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Spring Meeting and Winter Leadership Conference, the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, as well as other local and regional conferences. Topics have included exit financing in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, avoiding litigation, out of court workouts, and post confirmation issues.

Mr. Jackson received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. from Cornell University.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate and Commercial
20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2003 - Present (Executive Committee)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2007 - 2008 (President)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2002 - 2007 (Council of Delegates)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2003 - 2007 (Board of Governors)
  • Columbus Bar Association, 1998 - 2002 (Board of Governors)
  • Columbus Bar Association, 1990 - 1992 (Chair, Bankruptcy Committee)
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2001 (President)
  • American Bar Association, 1996 - 1999 (Chair, Conference of Minority Partners in Majority/Corporate Law Firms)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 2001 - Present
  • Fellow, Columbus Bar Foundation, 1991 - Present
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 1994 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor, 1995 - 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debotr, 2004 - 2008
  • Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2004 - 2008
  • Named one of America's top Black Lawyers, Black Enterprise Magazine


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1977

Published Works

  • ABI Journal
  • "Sale of Substantially All Assets Outside of Plan," Chapter 5 of Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions, American Bankruptcy Institute Publication, 2006
  • "Bringing Bankruptcies to Foil Foreclosures," The Practical Lawyer, January, 1997
  • Mortgage Foreclosure and Repossession in Ohio, National Business Institute, Inc. Publication, 1991
  • Ohio Creditors' Remedies and Collection Law, Professional Education Systems, Inc. Publication, 1985