Brown Rudnick’s restructuring practice group, the Firm’s largest, has extensive experience, garnered over nearly three decades of work in some of the largest and most complex restructuring cases.

Brown Rudnick is the firm of choice for those seeking effective and experienced counsel in the distress arena. The combination of our experience, creativity and tenacity has resulted in an impressive track record of maximizing results for our clients who come back to us again and again because we effectively deliver value. Our innovative strategies earned us the title of Law360’s Bankruptcy Group of the Year in 2014 and 2011 and the leaders of our practice group have been singled out among Turnaround and Workout’s Bankruptcy Lawyers of the Year no fewer than six times.

Aggressive and practical, our seasoned teams of fully-integrated professionals employ state-of-the-art solutions that protect and enhance our client’s position.  Brown Rudnick is often called upon to represent those whose investments or going concern values are most at risk.  Our lawyers typically win with strategies others either don’t imagine, won’t consider, or can’t execute.  Brown Rudnick is particularly well known for its powerhouse litigation capabilities which usually motivate our adversaries to consider more efficient consensual resolutions.

We were one of the first firms to focus on the representation of hedge funds and other highly sophisticated distressed debt players.  Over the past 30 years, our practice has expanded to include mixed committees of public debt holders, trade creditors, and labor interests and we are particularly adept at balancing and harmonizing their unique perspectives.  We also have a highly successful track record representing debtors, asset purchasers, examiners, mediators and proposed plan sponsors.  The Firm does not typically represent money centered banks and, consequently, can zealously represent our clients without conflicts of interest.

We have one of the deepest benches in the business, with more than 20 senior practitioners working with an impressive cadre of well trained and closely supervised associates and paraprofessionals.  We augment our engagement teams with experienced lawyers from complimentary practices that understand bankruptcy and corporate restructuring and are able to employ their particular expertise without having to learn the ropes on our client’s dime.  We pride ourselves on being able to staff our projects appropriately and bill our clients responsibly.  We know how to run an efficient team effort requiring experts and other financial professionals.

From our principal offices in New York, Boston and London, Brown Rudnick handles complex cases domestically and internationally.  We have amassed a particularly impressive list of successful cross-border restructurings and have assisted a growing number of clients as they navigate the complexities of investing in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Over the past three decades, Brown Rudnick has represented principal parties in interest in and out-of-court in numerous industry segments and has amassed particular expertise in the following areas:



Distressed real estate

Energy, chemicals, oil and gas

Financial services

Food services

Gaming, hospitality and entertainment

Health care


Professional sports

Printing and publishing




Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Group Leaders

Sunni P. Beville


Boston, MA


Robert J. Stark


New York, NY


Didier Bruère-Dawson


London, UK | Paris, FR

+44.(0) 207 851 6129


Edward S. Weisfelner


New York, NY