Ger O’Donnell concentrates his practice in structured finance with an emphasis on private placements, structured facilities, conduit transactions, cross-border deals and collateralized debt obligations, and provides general advice to large foreign and domestic financial institutions.

Ger regularly represents issuers, underwriters, conduits, banks, hedge funds and other finance companies in structuring, negotiations and documenting securitizations of consumer, insurance premium finance and corporate receivables; mortgages, installment sales contracts, student loans and other loans; equipment, automobile and other leases; and software licenses, movie rights, property tax liens, troubled debt and other esoteric assets. He also assists clients with the development of commercial paper programs, CDOs/CLOs, capital call facilities, and BDC financing and with purchases, sales and auctions of receivables and loans and with other complex domestic and cross-border structured finance transactions. In 2002, he was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch.”  He also helped structure, negotiate and document the 2013 IFLR Securitization of the Year.

Ger joined Mayer Brown’s Chicago office in 1996. He had previously practiced at two other large corporate law firms in Chicago.

Spoken Languages

  • English



The University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude

University of Illinois, BS, with highest honors


  • Illinois