Rebecca Fruchtman is counsel in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. Her practice focuses on the global trade finance space, including supply chain finance, open account, letters of credit, structured letters of credit and risk distributed trade transactions, and on asset-based financing transactions—both domestic and cross-border.

Rebecca also has a deep bench of experience in all facets of distressed situations, including extensive involvement in some of the largest bankruptcy cases filed in the United States. Her experience spans the airline, power/utility, alternative energy, automotive, chemical, steel, technology and distressed real estate sectors.

Rebecca has spoken routinely on letter of credit topics at the annual International Banking Law & Practice conferences and actively participates in the global banking association BAFT IFSA and spoken at BAFT conferences. Rebecca served on the board of directors of the Chicago chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) from 2013 to 2016 and won the TMA Chicago Pro Bono Engagement of the Year award in 2016. Rebecca also served a two-year term as membership relations director of the American Bankruptcy Institute Committee on Commercial Fraud and was an associate editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.

Rebecca is AV Peer Review-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Spoken Languages

  • Spanish


Georgetown University, BS

Georgetown University Law Center, JD

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA


  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois