Justin Bernbrock is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago office, where he concentrates his practice on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and financial distress. He represents clients across a wide range of matters, including debtor and creditor representations, and he has substantial experience in out-of-court and in-court restructurings, primarily in the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Virginia, District of Delaware and Southern District of Texas. Prior to private practice, Mr. Bernbrock served with distinction as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator in Patrol Squadron FIVE and as a Weapons Tactics Instructor in Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN. During his nearly 10 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal twice, including once for meritorious service during combat operations in Iraq. He also received the Global War on Terrorism Medal for his service in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Mr. Bernbrock received his B.S. summa cum laude in 2008 from Southern Illinois University and his J.D. magna cum laude in 2012 from the University of Illinois, where he served as managing editor of the Elder Law Journal, took third place in the 19th Annual Duberstein National Moot Court Competition and received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Advocacy.