Jeffrey R. Dutson

Jeffrey Dutson

is an associate in the Financial Restructuring Practice Group in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office. Mr. Dutson represents a broad range of clients in financial restructuring and insolvency matters. He has represented debtors and secured lenders in a variety of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and large commercial workouts. Mr. Dutson frequently represents institutional senior-secured lenders in syndicated credit facilities, with particular experience in the healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and media industries.

Mr. Dutson is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. In addition, Mr. Dutson has published a variety of articles on restructuring and insolvency issues. Mr. Dutson serves on the board for the NextGen Turnaround Management Association (Atlanta), he is a member of the Associates Committee for the firm’s Atlanta office, and he is a member of the firm’s Atlanta office hiring committee.

Mr. Dutson is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he earned his law degree, with honors. He obtained a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dutson served as a law clerk for the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Going Once, Going Twice, Sold! (Maybe): Reopening Auctions, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, February 2014, with W. Austin Jowers.

Successor Liability under the FLSA: Buyers of Distressed Companies Beware, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, June 2013, with Paul K. Ferdinands.

“Unfinished Business after Geron and Coudert Brothers, Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review, September 11, 2012, with Mark M. Maloney.

Viewpoint: Creditors of Delaware LLCs Beware, Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review, November 16, 2011, with Mark M. Maloney.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy/Restructuring and 2) Financial Institutions: Restructuring
Law School J.D., with honors, University of Chicago
Admitted Year 2010
Education B.A., cum laude, University of Georgia
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Georgia ,American Bar Association ,Atlanta Bar Association
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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