"He is inventive, creative and knows how to keep people on track."
Chambers USA 2018


Brian Trust leads Mayer Brown's Global Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice. He focuses on representing large institutional creditors, including agent banks, lending syndicates, insurance companies and other investors. Brian has extensive experience in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions of financially distressed companies, acquisition and divestiture of claims against and equity interests in distressed companies, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and cross-border insolvencies.

Ranked year after year by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, clients praise Brian for his "wealth of restructuring experience" and "superior ability to thoroughly analyze complex issues from both the legal and the business sides," and applaud him for doing a "fantastic job on complex work." Brian is lauded for his "great reputation in the bankruptcy and restructuring community," described as "very bright, client-oriented, attentive and very practical," and viewed as “very strategic, a great communicator, and talented on a myriad of levels.” The Legal 500 USA highlights Brian for his corporate restructuring work, commending Brian for being "extremely responsive" and "technically very strong," and noting that he "knows the issues important to banks" and has "excellent judgment. "Additionally, Brian is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, identified as a Notable Practitioner in IFLR1000 and, for over ten years, New York Super Lawyers has recognized Brian as a top lawyer in the area of "Creditor Debtors Rights: Business." Recognized as a thought leader, Brian is a frequent lecturer and author on novel and complex bankruptcy and reorganization issues. The media often interviews Brian for his views on innovative and timely reorganization topics.

Spoken Languages

  • English


New York Law School, JD, cum laude

Articles Editor, New York Law School Law Review

New York University, MA

Brooklyn College, City University of New York, BA


  • New York


  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Section of Business Law, American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc.
  • The American Bankruptcy Institute