Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2012

  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Illinois Law Review
  • Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.M., B.M.E., 2009 

Admitted

Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Memberships

Chicago Bar Association

Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms

Clerkships

Hon. Holly Clemons, Champaign County Circuit Court

Brittany Viola is an associate in Chapman's Asset Securitization Department.

Brittany primarily assists commercial banks and trust companies acting as indenture trustee, back-up servicer, collateral agent, custodian, and escrow agent in various public, private, and Rule 144A securitizations. Brittany’s work also includes the representation of issuers, borrowers, and lenders in a variety of structured finance transactions.

Brittany has represented clients in complex securitization matters involving diverse industries, including transactions backed by student loans, timeshare interests, equipment notes and leases, automobile loans, and residential and commercial mortgage loans.

Brittany acts as a Chapman associate representative to the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms. She also is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and plays harp with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra. 

Prior to joining Chapman in 2012, Brittany interned with the legal department at First Trust Portfolios LP. She also clerked for the Honorable Holly Clemons.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of a borrower in a credit facility backed by interests in commercial PACE assets
  • Representation of a sponsor establishing a titling trust to purchase commercial PACE assets
  • Representation of parties in transactions financing the purchase of receivables owed to vendors by a state government
  • Representation of trustees, custodians, and back-up servicers in connection with various public, private and Rule 144A securitizations, and corporate debt transactions

Publications

"Abandoning Property Taxes Assessed on Fallow Nonprofit Property," 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 298.

Honors & Awards

Chapman and Cutler's 2012–2015, 2017 Pro Bono Honor Roll