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Brett S. Theisen

Brett S. Theisen

Director, Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights

Brett S. Theisen serves as the Vice-Chair of the firm’s Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department. He has extensive experience in all aspects of debtor/creditor relations, with a particular focus on complex corporate reorganizations and liquidations, and bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation and appeals. He brings a pragmatic, business-oriented and results-driven approach to his clients, which include debtors-in-possession, trustees and other fiduciaries, official committees of unsecured creditors, secured creditors and lenders, indenture trustees, insurers, asset purchasers, landlords and trade creditors.

Mr. Theisen’s litigation experience covers a broad range of matters in federal and state courts, including: Ponzi scheme litigation, complex fraudulent transfer and preference actions, alter ego/veil-piercing litigation, shareholder disputes, including fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims, and general commercial and contract disputes.



Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)

  • Associate Articles Editor & Symposium Co-Chair, Seton Hall Sports & Entertainment Law Journal
  • Order of the Coif

Dartmouth College (A.B.)

Professional Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

American Bar Association

Dartmouth Lawyers Association

New Jersey Brewers Association

The Federalist Society

New York City Bar Association

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Donald H. Steckroth, United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2010-2011