Richard Ziegler represents and advises financial institutions, corporations and other business enterprises in matters involving bankruptcy, out-of-court workouts, corporate restructurings and liquidations.  He has represented clients in a variety of insolvency situations involving airlines, telecommunications providers, retailers, distressed real estate and mass tort-related bankruptcies.  In these matters, he has represented clients in a variety of roles, including as secured lenders, unsecured creditors, purchasers of assets out of bankruptcy and as defendants in debtor or trustee litigation.  He also advises on bankruptcy issues for a range of parties to securitization and other structured finance transactions.

Richard practiced with prominent firms in Detroit and Chicago before joining Mayer Brown in 1993.

Spoken Languages

  • English


The University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MA

University of Notre Dame, BA


  • Illinois
  • Michigan


  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan