Paul Brusiloff is a corporate partner and a member of the firm’s Finance and Private Equity Groups. Mr. Brusiloff’s practice focuses on representations of borrowers and LBO sponsors and of mezzanine and other private capital investors in complex debt and equity financings and refinancing, recapitalization and restructuring transactions.

He co-led HD Supply’s multibillion dollar refinancing of its entire debt capital structure from 2012 to 2013 after earlier co-leading the 2007 financing of the acquisition of HD Supply, Private Equity International’s LBO Deal of the Year. He also played key roles in American Airlines’ multibillion dollar acquisition of the TWA aircraft fleet and Delta Air Lines’ 2004–2006 aircraft restructurings. Mr. Brusiloff is recommended for banking and finance in Chambers Global (2013–2020), where clients praise him for having “excellent client focus,” and Chambers USA (2007–2020), which reports that he is “outstanding.” Clients have also described him as “an amazing and practical attorney who is able to come up with creative solutions for us that others have not thought about or raised. Mr. Brusiloff is very dedicated to serving his clients well; it is a real pleasure to work with him.” He is also recommended for aviation finance and commercial lending by The Legal 500 US (2020) and by Chambers USA (2020), where clients note that “he is always extremely helpful and responsive, and very creative in his approach to issues.”

Mr. Brusiloff is a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Brusiloff is a contributing author of The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report.

He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1986 and his J.D. summa cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1991, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. He subsequently served as a law clerk to the Hon. Carol Los Mansmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1991–1993) before joining the firm in 1993.


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1991, J.D.
  • Harvard University, 1986, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York