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Rachel L. Rawson

Rachel L. Rawson

Jones Day

Cleveland, OH, USA

Rachel Rawson represents lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of financing transactions. She advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with complex leveraged buyout financings and ongoing financing transactions and lenders and borrowers in asset-based secured loans, investment-grade company financings, private placements, and subordinated debt placements, many with multijurisdictional and multicurrency components.

Rachel's practice also includes representing lenders and borrowers in connection with workouts and restructurings of troubled credits, including out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. Recently she has been advising a variety of clients on intercreditor issues, helping them navigate through transactions with multiple debt tranches and multiple lien priorities.

Clients for which Rachel has worked on substantial matters include The Riverside Company, Morgenthaler Partners, Blue Point Capital Partners, Kirtland Capital Partners, Industrial Growth Partners, SprintNextel, The J.M. Smucker Company, KeyBank, PNC/National City Bank, and TSG Consumer Partners.

Rachel has spoken at numerous professional conferences and seminars on commercial financing and restructuring topics. She is an officer of the Cleveland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in community and charitable affairs.

Honors & Distinctions

Chambers USA (2003-2011); Best Lawyers in America (2007-2010); "Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cleveland" (2008-2011); Ohio Super Lawyers (2008-2011)

  • Columbia University  (J.D. 1990; Research and Writing Editor, Journal of Law and Social Problems; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Kenyon College (B.A. magna cum laude 1987; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions
  • New York and Ohio

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