Alex Schwarzman is a restructuring partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office. Alex’s practice focuses on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Turnarounds & Workouts recently recognized Alex as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer.” Alex was also recognized in Chambers USA as a notable practitioner and described by sources as “exceptionally bright, accessible and client-focused.” In the 2022 edition, sources noted that she is “incredibly smart, strategic and hard-working,” “very strong” and “a gifted lawyer.”


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Liability Management and Litigation Going into Chapter 11,” The Beard Group’s 28th Annual Distressed Investing Conference, November 29, 2021 

Panelist, “Chesapeake Case Study,” VALCON 2021, May 12, 2021

Panelist, “(Almost) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chapter 11 Plans,” Jay Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, November 15, 2018


“EXCO Bankruptcy Illustrates Power of Chapter 11 Restructuring,” New York Law Journal, November 7, 2019

“Claim Priorities in Rescue Proceedings – A Global Compendium,” INSOL International Publication, December 2016


Up and Coming, Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Illinois), Chambers USA, 2021–2022

Rising Star Award, National Immigrant Justice Center, 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

INSOL International


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Illinois


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2012
    Journal of Law and Business
  • Vanderbilt UniversityB.A., Political Sciencemagna cum laude2007