Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring


Joseph Robinson, Jr. is an Associate in the Firm's Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Joe concentrates his practice on restructuring and insolvency matters, including corporate and municipal bankruptcies, prepackaged and prearranged bankruptcy filings, out-of-court restructurings, and creditor rights representations, often representing bondholders, indentured trustees, and other secured creditors. He has also had experience with municipal tax matters and debtor-side representations.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Joe served as a Judicial Staff Law Clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. While in law school, he served as a topics editor for The Elder Law Journal.

Prior to law school, Joe worked as an instructor and administrator at Stony Brook University.


University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign – J.D., 2017
Southern Illinois University – M.A., 2007
Southern Illinois University – B.A., 2005

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
District of Columbia (seeking admission)
New York (seeking admission)
Author, Note, "Live Black…Retire Poor…Die Early: How Social Security as an Institution Continues to Perpetuate the Social Racism of the 1930's," 24 U. of Ill. ELDER L. J. 487 (2017)
Awards and Honors
ABA’s Business Bankruptcy Committee (“BBC”), 20/20 Partners Rising Young Leader Award, 2021
Professional Memberships
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Chicago Black Men Lawyers’ Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Community Involvement
Bar Prep Tutor, Minority Legal Education Resources