Joshua R. Gross

Restructuring, Distressed Real Estate, Special Situations


Joshua Gross is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Restructuring practice. He represents creditors, debtors, purchasers, and other interested parties in all aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Joshua also advises companies on a wide range of insolvency considerations in non-distressed settings including consumer finance, insurance, securitization, and real estate transactions.

In addition, Joshua regularly advises corporate trustees and administrative agents in a variety of matters, including with respect to new debt issuances, debt restructuring and refinancing, and the post-closing administration and wind-up of asset-backed securitizations.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2017, Joshua served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Mary Gorman in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois.



  • Wolverine Fuels, LLC, the nation’s largest bituminous coal producers, on the successful out-of-court cross-border debt and off-take contracts restructurings resulting in more than $3 billion in projected increased revenue over the life of the various off-take.
  • GWG Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries, a publicly-traded life settlements and alternative investments company, as lead debtors’ counsel in their plan confirmation and successful emergence from Chapter 11 resolving more than $2.1 billion in debt. This restructuring was awarded “Restructuring of the Year ($1B to $5B)” at the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards 2023.
  • An agricultural company in the successful out-of-court restructuring of more than $800 million USD in unsecured debt, consisting of covenant relief amendments, the granting of collateral and obtaining consent from the lenders to raise up to $250 million of superpriority first lien debt.

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  • Northeastern Illinois University, BA, summa cum laude
  • University of Illinois, JD, summa cum laude
    Order of the Coif


  • Illinois


  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit