Brian Trust

Restructuring, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insurance

"Brian Trust is the gold standard. He is everything that you want from a restructuring advisor: incredibly experienced, hard-working, well-prepared, communicative, thoughtful, confident, detailed when needed and concise where not."
Legal 500 2021


Brian Trust is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Global Restructuring practice. He focuses on representing large institutional creditors, including agent banks, lending syndicates, insurance companies and other investors. Brian has extensive experience in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions of financially distressed companies, acquisition and divestiture of claims against and equity interests in distressed companies, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and cross-border insolvencies.


Brian’s representative matters include:

  • The Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) in connection with the restructuring of McDermott International, a provider of engineering and construction for the energy industry. By negotiating the inclusion of protective provisions within McDermott’s confirmed plan of reorganization, Mayer Brown ensured that the procurement guarantees that CDB had provided for projects undertaken in the Middle East and North Africa by McDermott’s affiliate would not be impaired. McDermott International’s restructuring was awarded “Restructuring Deal of the Year” at the 2021 IFLR Americas Awards.

  • A major US Bank, as administrative agent, under the pre-petition and post-petition A/R securitization facility in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Centric Brands Inc.  This financing utilized securitization technology and DIP lending in a court-approved, complex hybrid securitization/DIP facility. This restructuring was awarded “Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year (Large)” at Global M&A Network’s 2021 Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards and at Global M&A Network’s 2021 Americas M&A Atlas Awards. 


  • Brooklyn College, City University of New York, BA
  • New York University, MA
  • New York Law School, JD, cum laude
    Articles Editor, New York Law School Law Review


  • New York


  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Section of Business Law, American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc.
  • The American Bankruptcy Institute