Brian Jackiw is a Partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group. Brian is experienced in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, having represented plaintiffs and defendants in avoidance actions, complex bankruptcy claim disputes, breach of fiduciary duty actions and bankruptcy fraud litigation.
Brian has prosecuted millions of dollars of preference litigation claims on behalf of liquidating trustees and chapter 7 trustees, and has defended hundreds of preference and fraudulent transfer claims, on behalf of individual defendants, in jurisdictions throughout the United States. Beyond litigation in the Bankruptcy courts, Brian has experience in general collection and commercial law litigation.
Brian has also spent significant time advocating on behalf of general unsecured creditors through his representation of official committees of unsecured creditors. This representation has allowed Brian to engage in significant and complex issues such as assets sales, liquidation under chapter 11, disputes regarding a secured creditor’s perfection of a security interest, and other matters.
A portion of Brian’s time has been focused on distressed community and regional banks, with an emphasis on representing bank holding companies, or their creditors, in the banks’ restructuring efforts. He has worked with banking institutions in the Chicago area in connection with their ongoing recapitalization efforts.
Before becoming an attorney, Brian served as an Officer in the U.S. Army and was a Defense Contractor, playing an integral role in the development of our nation’s defenses to missile attacks.
- J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude
- B.S., United States Military Academy
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Turnaround Management Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- National Association of Credit Management
- Credit Research Foundation
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