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 retail, telecommunications, media, real estate, and manufacturing. Most recently, Christopher was recognized in the 2021 edition of IFLR1000. In 2018, he was selected as a Law 360 MVP. He has been recognized in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of Chambers USA, with sources praising him as “a good advocate” and a “talented” lawyer. 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


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