Troy Greenfield

Troy Greenfield



  • Securities and Finance
  • Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Corporate Restructuring
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy

WSG Practice Industries


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Washington, U.S.A.


Troy Greenfield is a nationally recognized business trial attorney. With over three decades of experience, Troy strategically utilizes all dispute resolution forums to efficiently achieve his clients’ goals. In any business environment, but even more so in times of market distress, results are what matter (examples provided in the “Experience” section). While the majority of Troy’s practice is devoted to achieving his clients’ finance-related goals when litigation becomes necessary, the insight gained in the litigation arena over the course of his career guides him in the role of outside general counsel for a number of clients.

Litigation advancing business objectives

While litigation is often necessary to advance business objectives, too many attorneys lose sight of the fact that an early, informed, and honest assessment of the probable outcome will lead to the most successful resolution of almost any business dispute. Troy’s experience and careful preparation inform his early assessments and strategic recommendations. He knows that what matters is whether litigation results (from a cost-benefit perspective) meet or exceed his clients’ business objectives and expectations. 

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Courts 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington 
  • Oregon State Courts 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon


  • Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1989)
  • Whitman College, Bachelor of Arts degree (1986)
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy Litigation | Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Corporate Restructuring | Chapter 11 Bankruptcy | Corporate Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Litigation | Energy | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Native American & Alaska Native Law | Receivers, Receiverships & Trustees | Securities and Finance | Unsecured Creditors’ Committees and Other Creditor Representation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Finance, bankruptcy litigation and federal equity receiverships

  • Currently acting as general counsel and lead litigation counsel for the SEC-designated and federal court-appointed Receiver in the Aequitas ‎matter (Securities and Exchange Commission v. Aequitas Management, LLC, et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Case No. 3:16-cv-00438-JR‎), arising from the collapse of a Ponzi scheme involving the fraudulent use of approximately $557 million of investor funds. Troy’s efforts have already assisted defrauded investors to recover the majority of their investments. Based on current projections, those investors will ultimately recover over 80 percent of their investments with some recovering over 90 percent.
  • Served as lead trial counsel in a successful $375 million fraudulent transfer and equitable subordination action for the Yellowstone Club, proving that a global financial institution engaged in predatory lending. 
  • Secured summary judgment dismissal of securities claims in excess of $26 million against one of the most prominent broker-dealers in the country.


  • In 2018 alone, successfully negotiated contracts for the provision of 280 MW of electricity, including the construction of associated multi-million dollar facilities.
  • In a matter with extensive national media coverage, secured a permanent injunction preventing disclosure of confidential, proprietary data of a large, multi-state investor-owned utility.

Intellectual property

  • Successfully defended a manufacturer against multi-million dollar trade practices claims brought by a competing foreign manufacturer in Illinois federal court.
  • Successfully defended a prominent international vacation and hospitality provider against multi-million dollar copyright infringement claims brought by a photographer in Washington federal court.
  • Assisted numerous clients in rebranding and securing registration of market-leading trademarks.


  • COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses
  • Relationship Counseling: Maximizing Value of the In-house and Outside Counsel Relationship