Christopher Marcus is a partner in Kirkland's Restructuring Group. He represents debtors, creditors, equity sponsors, and investors in distressed companies in a wide array of industries, including oil and gas, energy, retail, telecommunications, media, real estate, and manufacturing.

Christopher has been recognized in the 2018–2024 editions of Chambers USA, with sources praising him as “very sharp and can navigate really tough situations,” “a super lawyer,” “very smart and very commercially oriented,” “a good advocate” and a “talented” lawyer. He was also recognized in the 2021 edition of IFLR1000. In 2018, he was selected as a Law 360 MVP. Christopher was also selected as one of the nation’s “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers” in 2017 and “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” in 2007 by Turnarounds & Workouts.


Thought Leadership


Contributing Editor of the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice

Credit (Bid) Where Credit's Due - Part Two, The Bankruptcy Strategist, February 2010 (co-author)

Credit (Bid) Where Credit's Due - Part One, The Bankruptcy Strategist, January 2010 (co-author)

The Future of Labor through the Prism of Bankruptcy: The State Of The Unions In Reorganization And Restructuring Cases, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Winter 2007 (co-author)

Asset Sales Pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, PLI, September 2003, (co-author)

Plan Confirmation: An Overview, PLI, September 2003, (co-author)

Memberships & Affiliations

Director, The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research (Tina’s Wish)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2000New York


  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityJ.D.summa cum laude1999
    Research Editor of Law Review
  • The Pennsylvania State UniversityB.A.1994