Christopher (Chris) Kiplok is Co-Chair of our Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy department, and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. His practice includes judicial and out-of-court insolvency matters and financial litigation, with particular experience in the liquidation of brokerage firms. He routinely briefs congressional committees, regulators, self-regulatory organizations and industry groups on "too big to fail" insolvencies, cross-border bankruptcies and complex financial litigation.
Named a 2018 Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer for his role as Debtor’s counsel to Republic Airways and as a 2017 Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds & Workouts, Chris is widely-recognized for the results he and his clients have achieved. He is further recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the country's leading lawyers, who comment that he is a “real talent that combines a rare combination of legal, commercial and political instincts” and has a “notable reputation for work on cross-border bankruptcies and out-of-court restructuring assignments.”
Chris is a co-author of the treatise "Collier on Bankruptcy," and chairs leading insolvency bar associations. He was recently appointed by the Federal Courts as Trust Administrator of the liquidating trust for Lehman Brothers Inc., and elected as Trustee of the Eagle Picher Personal Injury Settlement Trust and as a Director of The Claims Processing Facility, Inc.
Christopher Kiplok, Counsel to the trustee in the liquidations of Lehman Brothers and MF Global, writes in CNBC about the principal lesson of the largest and eighth-largest bankruptcies in history.