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 selected as a Law 360 MVP. He was also recently recognized in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Chambers USA, with clients noting “he is a very smart lawyer, and he is effective and well regarded” as well as “very, very talented.” 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