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. Alex was recently recognized in Chambers USA as a notable practitioner and described as “exceptionally bright, accessible and client-focused" by sources.


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


“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

Rising Star Award, National Immigrant Justice Center, 2015


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Illinois


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