Stuart M. Litwin

Financial Services M&A, Capital Markets, Structured Finance

"The godfather of ABS." 

"He is unbelievably knowledgeable, there is no deal that he has not seen before and he is committed."

"’Fantastic attorney’ Stuart Litwin is a ‘voice of the industry.’"

"The ‘exceptionally experienced’ Stuart Litwin is valued by clients for his ability to ‘suggest creative solutions to issues’ while maintaining a good commercial awareness."

Chambers USA


Stuart M. Litwin is a partner and co-head of the Structured Finance practice at Mayer Brown LLP. Stuart also co-heads Mayer Brown’s Capital Markets practice.

Stuart is one of the leading and most experienced lawyers in the United States in the representation of originators, investment banks, marketplace platforms, warehouse lenders, underwriters, aggregators, ABCP conduit sponsors, hedge funds, commercial banks and investors (including mutual funds) in structuring, negotiating and documenting United States and international asset-backed and other securities transactions, structured financings and loan purchase transactions.


  • The University of Chicago Law School, JD, cum laude
  • The University of Chicago, MBA
  • University of Illinois, BS, summa cum laude
    Bronze Tablet
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Illinois
    Winner of Elijah Watt Sells Award on Uniform CPA Examination


  • Illinois


  • Englisch


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School
  • Co-chair, Outside Counsel Sub-forum of the American Securitization Forum
  • Chairman, Securities Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1998–1999
  • Chairman, Corporate Control Subcommittee, Chicago Bar Association, 1996–1998
  • American Bar Association, Section of Corporation, Banking, and Business Law