Alexander F. Brougham



Phone Number: 312-435-1050


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Mr. Brougham joined the firm in September 2012 and focuses his areas of practice in business bankruptcy, reorganization, and commercial litigation. Mr. Brougham is a 2006 graduate of Colby College and in 2009 graduated from the Northeastern University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Brougham completed several full-time internships, including one in which he served as a de facto law clerk to the Hon. Bruce A. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Brougham served as law clerk to two bankruptcy judges in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts: first the Hon. Joel B. Rosenthal, then the Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman when Judge Rosenthal retired. Mr. Brougham then served a one-year term as law clerk to the Hon. A. Benjamin Goldgar of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Since entering private practice, Mr. Brougham has been an active participant in both the transactional and litigation sides of business bankruptcy and reorganization, representing clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. In recognition of his work, Mr. Brougham was selected to join the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges' prestigious Next Generation Program, which each year inducts only 40 bankruptcy practitioners nationwide who "show the potential to distinguish themselves in future years as highly respected members of the bankruptcy bar." Mr. Brougham was also identified as a "Rising Star" in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.