Lisa Holl Chang is a Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. She represents institutional lenders, bank groups, administrative agents, hedge funds, indenture trustees and other creditors in out-of-court workouts, corporate restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings, and other distress situations. Lisa represents clients at all stages of the transaction, including advising clients on intercreditor issues with respect to complex debt financing transactions, including those involving second and split lien loans, mezzanine financing, unitranche and other types of private credit financings.

Lisa’s work frequently involves cross-border issues. Recently, she represented the indenture trustee, collateral agent and offshore accounts bank in the restructuring of Odebrecht Oil  & Gas, which was named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” at International Financial Law Review’s (IFLR) 2018 Americas Awards. The restructuring involved working with multiple constituencies to successfully restructure more than $2.5 billion of secured notes through proceedings in Brazil and the United States.

Lisa also has significant experience representing corporate trustees in a variety of matters involving the post-closing administration of residential mortgage backed securitization trusts, including disputes and litigation.

Lisa was recognized by the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation as “Pro Bono Superstar of the Year” in 2018 for her representations of survivors of sex trafficking in vacating prostitution convictions under the Illinois law.

Prior to law school, Lisa worked as an editor in Taipei, Taiwan.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Chinese


University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, summa cum laude

Order of the Coif; Salmon Dalberg Award (outstanding member of the graduating class); Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review

University of Southern California, BS, cum laude


  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois