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Christopher Sontchi

Christopher S. Sontchi is a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware and a frequent speaker in the United States and Canada on issues relating to corporate reorganizations. Judge Sontchi was recently appointed to the Committee on Financial Contracts, Derivatives and Safe Harbors of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. In addition, in 2010 and 2012, he was selected as an Outstanding Bankruptcy Judge in “Turnarounds & Workouts” magazine published by Finally, he recently published Valuation: A Judge’s Perspective in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.

Judge Sontchi attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and obtained a B.A. with distinction in Political Science. He received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School, after which he returned to his native Delaware to serve as a law clerk to the Hon. Joseph T. Walsh in the Delaware Supreme Court.


B.A., 1989, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; J.D., 1992, University of Chicago.