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 is a member of the Committee on Financial Contracts, Derivatives and Safe Harbors of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 and recently testified on the safe harbors for financial contracts before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law of the House Committee on the Judiciary. He has published scholarly articles on valuation, asset sales, and safe harbors.
Judge Sontchi attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and obtained a BA with distinction in Political Science. He received his JD 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.