Rion Vaughan
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EMAIL rvaughan@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 312.642.1487

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Rion is an associate attorney in McDonald Hopkins' Business Restructuring Department. He works with a wide variety of distressed businesses, lenders, creditors, and buyers as part of one of the largest and most sophisticated bankruptcy and restructuring practices focused on the middle-market.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Rion gained litigation and bankruptcy experience serving as a term law clerk in three different U.S. Bankruptcy Courts - for the Honorable John S. Dalis, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia (2013-2014); for the Honorable Jimmy L. Croom, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee (2014-2015); and for the Honorable Ann M. Nevins, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut (2015-2016).

Rion earned a J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Stonehill College in 2009. While in law school, Rion served as a writer and executive editor of the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest.


Admissions - State

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts


  • Boston College Law School
  • Stonehill College

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Editor, Uniform Commercial Code Report-Digest
  • John D. O’Reilly, Jr. Award for superior contributions to the law school community

Professional Membership

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association