Tyler Ferguson is an associate in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown and is a member of the firm’s Restructuring practice. Tyler has substantial experience in complex insolvency matters, including out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations, bankruptcy proceedings, insurance company receiverships, and default-related litigation. Tyler typically represents companies, investors, administrative agents, trustees and other stakeholders in a wide range of distressed scenarios involving a variety of industries, including real estate, energy, technology, food and beverage, transportation, and manufacturing. 

In the course of his practice, Tyler advises clients seeking to acquire or sell assets as part of the bankruptcy process, advises financial institutions in regard to municipal insolvency matters, and has represented a former C-suite executive in a major Chapter 11 case. 

Tyler also routinely advises investor, servicer, and trustee clients on bankruptcy, transactional, and other distressed situations involving consumer debt portfolios, derivatives, and structured products, including RMBS, CMBS, and CDOs. 

Tyler has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2016-2019. Tyler is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Tyler served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Mary Gorman in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois.


Elmhurst College, BA, summa cum laude

University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude
Administrative Editor, Elder Law Journal


  • Illinois


  • US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the District of Colorado
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • American Bankruptcy Institute; Turnaround Management Association