Overview

Christopher focuses his practice on leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, sale transactions, growth equity investments, take private acquisitions and other complex buyout and special situations transactions. He has been responsible for leading a wide variety of these transactions, ranging in size from a few million dollars to several billion dollars, for a number of private equity clients, including Oaktree Capital Management, GTCR, Clearlake Capital, CHS Capital, MTS Health Partners and Nautic Partners, as well as for a variety of their portfolio companies.

In February 2008, Christopher was one of 10 lawyers in the United States selected and profiled as a “Future Star of America” by The Times, a UK-based legal publication, after being nominated for the honor by Kirkland & Ellis’ Firm Management Committee. In addition, Christopher has been repeatedly recognized as a “leading lawyer” by Leading Lawyers Network for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Finance Law and Securities & Venture Finance Law.

Christopher serves on the Firm’s Billing and Collections Committee, Firmwide Pro Bono Management Committee and Chicago Pro Bono Committee.

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Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1998Illinois

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude1998

    Order of the Coif

    Northwestern University Legal Clinic

    PILI Fellowship Recipient

  • Missouri State UniversityB.S., Psychologymagna cum laude1995