"He knows what to focus on and has solid market knowledge." (2022)

"He is thoughtful, available and hard-working." "He's detail-oriented and responsive, with a good knowledge of the market." (2021)

Clients say he is "just outstanding in terms of timeliness, responsiveness, work ethic and knowledge of the market." (2019)

Chambers USA


Matt O'Meara is a member of the Banking & Finance practice and serves as co-head of Mayer Brown’s global Lending practice and head of the global Private Credit group. Matt has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in complex debt financing transactions with a focus on domestic and cross-border acquisition finance. He regularly advises clients such as asset managers, banks, finance companies, business development companies, private credit funds, institutional investors, and issuers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting senior and senior-stretch loans, second lien loans, mezzanine financing, unitranche and private equity investments. In addition, he has extensive experience advising creditors on debt restructurings and out-of-court workout matters including restructuring support agreements, debt-for-equity exchanges and Article 9 remedies. Matt is identified as a “Recommended Individual” in Mayer Brown’s Commercial Lending practice by Legal 500 USA 2022.


Loyola Law School, JD, cum laude
Executive Editor, Loyola Law  Journal

Loyola University Chicago, BA, History


  • Illinois


  • Board of Directors, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre