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Jones Day adds Banking, Finance & Securities partner Brian Trudgen to Pittsburgh Office

June 2018


The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Brian Trudgen has joined the Firm in Pittsburgh as a partner in its Banking, Finance & Securities Practice.

Mr. Trudgen provides U.S. and international counsel to leading banks in leveraged finance transactions, including many sponsor-driven transactions. He has significant experience directing bank financings in the context of recapitalizations, refinancings, restructurings, and acquisitions. He has also provided substantial representation for leasing companies in connection with equipment lease and lease portfolio transactions. Mr. Trudgen has likewise represented several companies as borrowers in connection with their secured credit facilities.

With a reputation spanning multiple sectors, Mr. Trudgen has a broad range of experience in the financing of varied types of assets, such as aircraft, vessels, railcars, federal government receivables, titled equipment, and financial instruments, as well as credit facilities guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

"Brian offers deep experience and keen insights that will serve our clients across various sectors," said Brett Barragate, who co-leads Jones Day's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice. "His track record on complex transactions is superb, and the breadth of his work speaks for itself. We are pleased to have him on board."

Added Leon (Lee) DeJulius Jr., Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Pittsburgh Office, "Brian's extensive experience in leveraged finance, restructuring, and acquisitions make him a great addition to the transactional team already in Pittsburgh. Brian is a proven leader dedicated to client service and team work. He is the perfect fit to build Pittsburgh’s Banking, Finance & Securities Practice."

A member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars, Mr. Trudgen is a frequent presenter on capital markets and secured lending matters at continuing legal education and client training programs. He was recognized as a member of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list in 2012.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

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