Christopher Updike is a senior associate in Cadwalader's Financial Restructuring Department and represents debtors, creditors, acquirers, and other interested parties in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including traditional and pre-packaged chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, and cross-border insolvency proceedings. He has significant experience across a wide variety of industries, including airline, chemical, healthcare, financial services, petroleum, retail, textile, and communications.
Chris contributes to Cadwalader's pro bono efforts and serves as a member of the Junior Advisory Board for inMotion, a nonprofit organization in New York City that provides free legal services to low-income women and their children. He also currently serves as an elected representative on Cadwalader's Firm Committee.
A regular contributor to Cadwalader's Restructuring Review blog, Chris has also been published in various periodicals, including the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, The Bankruptcy Strategist and the New York Law Journal.
Chris received his J.D. from Boston College Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, and a B.A., in Economics, summa cum laude, from Villanova University, where he was selected as a Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholar to study international trade and finance at Oxford University. Chris is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.