“Julie Gillespie receives widespread acclaim for her transactional practice, with sources noting that ‘she's absolutely extraordinary – very knowledgeable and very good with clients’. She is highly sought after for her expertise in areas including credit card receivables and ABS.”

“Clients praise her ‘excellent drafting skills,’ further noting that she is ‘very strong on ABS regulatory matters.’”
Chambers Global


Julie Gillespie, a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago Office, is co-head of the Structured Finance practice and a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. She has extensive experience representing commercial banks, ABCP conduits, originators, sponsors and investors in structuring, negotiating and documenting asset-backed and other structured finance transactions. Her experience has involved the securitization of credit card receivables, personal loans, solar loans, auto loans and leases, fleet leases, student loans, and auto and equipment dealer floorplan receivables, as well as synthetic risk transfers. Julie’s areas of expertise include master trust and other revolving structures for the financing of both traditional revolving assets, including credit card and dealer floorplan accounts, as well non-revolving assets, such as fleet leases. 

Julie co-chairs the Structured Finance Association’s Legal Counsel Committee. She is also former co-chair of the Structured Finance Association’s Credit Card Committee and led the Structured Finance Association risk retention industry guide working group. 

Spoken Languages

  • English


Duke University School of Law, JD

University of Maryland, Baltimore, BA


  • Illinois