Brian Hermann

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Deputy Chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department, Brian focuses on a range of restructuring and bankruptcy matters for both borrower and lender clients. He has extensive experience representing clients in complex out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases nationwide and across various industries and routinely represents clients in complex litigation arising out of chapter 11. A member of the Media, Sports and Entertainment Group, he also has developed a sub-specialty working on a number of music, media and entertainment company restructurings and related matters.Brian’s recent company experience includes advising Expro Holdings, CGG S.A. and Preferred Sands, and his noteworthy creditor-side representations include advising key stakeholders in the restructurings of Toys “R” Us, Tidewater, Paragon Offshore, Sabine, Arch Coal, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company, Armstrong Energy, Nortek and General Motors.Brian was named an American Lawyer 2018 “Dealmaker of the Year” for his work representing French oilfield services company CGG S.A. in its chapter 11 cases, among the largest restructurings in French history and the first-ever successful coordination of a French “Sauvegarde” proceeding with a U.S. chapter 11 case. Brian is recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Clients praise him as “masterful with his clients and in his strategy,” drawing attention to his “very commercial thinking and very strong technical skill.” He is also recognized as a “Thought Leader” in restructuring and insolvency by Who’s Who Legal and is listed as a Featured Dealmaker in The Deal.

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