Samuel Rabuck is an associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Restructuring practice. He primarily represents debtors, creditors, purchasers, and other parties in interest in US insolvency proceedings, including Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, and other distressed situations. Samuel also has experience advising on Article 9 transactions, structured finance deals, and a variety of corporate trust matters.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Samuel served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Donald R. Cassling in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Samuel’s representative matters include:

  • GWG Holdings, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries, a publicly-traded life settlements and alternative investments company with approximately $2.1 billion in debt at the time of filing, as debtors’ counsel, in connection with their Chapter 11 cases.
  • The administrative agent and largest lender under the $500 million syndicated multi-lender pre-petition revolving credit facility to Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case.
  • An information processing company in the strategic purchase of equity interests in certain financially distressed financial technology companies and substantially all of the assets of another financially distressed financial technology company through an out-of-court Article 9 foreclosure sale by a secured seller-party.


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude
Member, University of Illinois Law Review; “Best Oralist,” Duberstein Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition; Paul M. Lisnek Award for Excellence & Ethics in Trial Advocacy

University of New Hampshire, BA
Executive Editor, The New Hampshire


  • Illinois


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute