Christopher Updike represents debtors, creditors, lenders, acquirers, and other interested parties in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including traditional, pre-negotiated, 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, communications, mining, and gaming businesses. He has served as an elected representative on Cadwalader's Firm Committee since 2010, and is active in many of the firm's marketing, recruiting, and training initiatives.
Chris also contributes to Cadwalader's pro bono efforts and serves as Co-Chair of the Junior Advisory Board for Her Justice, a nonprofit organization in New York City that provides free legal services to low-income women and their children. Chris has been frequently recognized as Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for his pro bono contributions.
Chris has 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 a member of Phi Beta Kappa and selected as a Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholar to study international trade and finance at the University of Oxford. He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015.
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 and the New York City Bar Association.
News & Resources
•Cadwalader Appoints Attorneys to Special Counsel Nov 24, 2014
•Bankrupt Vertis Gets Go-Ahead For 259M Dollar Sale To Quad Dec 06, 2012
•Cadwalader's Christopher Updike Elected Co-Chair of the Her Justice Junior Advisory Board Jul 09, 2015
Clients & Friends Memos
•Supreme Court Holds That Orders Denying Plan Confirmation Are Not Final for Appellate Purposes May 21, 2015
•Bankruptcy Court Holds That Venue Of Houghton Mifflin Case is Improper, But Delays Transfer Oct 01, 2012
•Trade Alert - March 2015, Issue 15 Mar 31, 2015