Brian M. Rothschild

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Brian M.Rothschild
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6762

In his practice, Mr. Rothschild represents debtors and creditors in distressed situations and opportunities, including in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, FDIC, SEC, and state law receiverships, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed asset sales, mergers, and acquisitions.  His experience includes bankruptcy appellate matters, including matters before the United States Supreme Court, and the liquidation/reorganization of national financial institutions, bank holding companies, gas, mining and natural resource properties, manufacturers, tech companies, real-estate holding companies, and entertainment companies.

Mr. Rothschild represents clients across the insolvency and restructuring spectrum. High profile representations include the following:

  • Counsel to the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Washington Mutual, Inc., Imperial Capital Bancorp, Inc., Nortel Networks, Inc., and General Growth Properties, Inc.;
  • Counsel to ad hoc committees of bondholders or shareholders and individual creditors and shareholders in the chapter 11 cases of Lehman Bros., Inc., Tribune Co., AMR Corporation (American Airlines), Spectrum Brands, Inc., and Point Blank Solutions Inc.
  • Counsel to the debtors in In re Marion Energy Inc, In re Vector Arms, Corp.,  In re Foamex, Inc., In re Halsey McLean Minor, and In re Cresset Powers, Inc.;
  • Counsel to steering committees of acquiring bondholders or debtors in successful out-of-court debt restructurings of large public and private corporations, including American Media, Inc., ACAS, and Mrs. Fields Famous Brands/TCBY;
  • Appellate counsel to appellee in United States Supreme Court case Hamilton v. Lanning, 560 U.S. 505, 130 S.Ct. 2464, 177 L.Ed.2d 23 (2010), construing provisions of 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act;
  • Appellate counsel to appellant Apex Oil, Inc. on petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to the United States Supreme Court on the nondischargeability in bankruptcy of RCRA environmental cleanup liability.

Mr. Rothschild is also committed to providing pro bono representation for deserving individuals and causes. He has provided service in cases involving prisoner civil rights under the United States Constitution, adoption, public benefits issues, veterans benefits, mortgage modification (in partnership with the Wounded Warrior project), and bankruptcy nondischargeability and unlawful evictions in violation of the automatic stay for individual debtors in chapter 7.

Prior to joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Mr. Rothschild was an attorney with Peitzman Weg LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

After earning his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Mr. Rothschild served as law clerk to Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Supreme Court of Utah.

While pursuing his law degree, he served as judicial extern to the Honorable Richard L. Speer of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and to the Honorable Richard M. Neiter of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Rothschild is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), and serves on the boards of the Salt Lake Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the Turnaround Management Association.

Mr. Rothschild formerly managed and represented amateur and professional boxers and was licensed with the California Athletic Commission.

Practice Areas



University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Order of the Coif, Southern California Law Review

University of Utah (B.S., 1997)

Magna Cum Laude



American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association
Utah Chapter, Board of Directors


J. Reuben Clark Law Society – Los Angeles Chapter
Board Executive Committee Member and Secretary
(2004 - 2013)

J. Reuben Clark Law Society – Utah Chapter
Board of Directors

University of Utah Alumni Association – Los Angeles Chapter
Board Member
(2011 - 2013)


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Dist. Court, Central Dist. of California
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of California
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of California
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dist. Of Idaho
California Supreme Court


University of Southern California, Gould School of Law