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 also recognized in Chambers USA as a notable practitioner and described by sources as “exceptionally bright, accessible and client-focused.” In the 2023 edition, sources noted “Alexandra is a very strong and hard-working lawyer,” and “an outstanding lawyer.” In prior editions, sources commented that she is “incredibly smart, strategic and hard-working,” “very strong” and “a gifted lawyer.” Alex was recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Restructuring: Corporate, 2023. Turnarounds & Workouts recently recognized Alex as an “Outstanding Young Restructuring 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


The Legal 500 United States, Restructuring: Corporate, 2023

Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, Turnarounds & Workouts, 2022

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021–2023

Rising Star Award, National Immigrant Justice Center, 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Children’s Service Board, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Board Member, Girls Just Wanna Have Funds

INSOL International


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Illinois


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


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