About Debra Erni

Debra Erni serves as the managing partner of Pillsbury’s London office. With substantial client followings in California, Japan and Ireland, Debra has for several years represented the most globally significant aircraft and engine leasing companies, financiers, airlines, equity investors and manufacturers in connection with the sale and purchase of new and used aviation assets, ECA-supported and other secured debt financings, all manner of leasing and related restructuring, repossession and dispute advisory work, and aviation platform M&A. Formerly resident in Japan for nearly a decade, Debra speaks and reads Japanese fluently and is familiar with Japanese corporate structures and many other aspects of Japanese law. She also spent time on secondment at AerCap in the early stages of her career.