Leader of Chicago Office Restructuring

Sean T. Scott

Restructuring, Distressed Real Estate, Banking & Finance Litigation


Sean Scott is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP and is a member of the firm's Restructuring practice. Sean has extensive experience in complex insolvency matters, including in-court bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations. Sean typically acts on behalf of companies, boards of directors, administrative agents, lender syndicates and other significant stakeholders in all types of distressed scenarios.


Sean’s representative matters include:

  • International Pizza Hut Franchise Holder Association, as one of three members on the official committee of unsecured creditors, in the Chapter 11 cases of NPC International Inc. and its affiliates pending before Judge Jones in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.


  • Washington University, BA, with College Honors
    Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude
    Articles Editor, Notre Dame Law Review


  • Illinois


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


  • Englisch


  • Mentor, Chicago Youth Centers, 2004 to date
  • Student Advisor, American Constitutional Law Program, Northside College Preparatory High School, 2003-2008
  • Member, Associate Board, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, 2006-2007