Christopher S. Sontchi

Christopher S. Sontchi

Lecturer in Law

Christopher S. Sontchi is Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad on issues relating to corporate reorganizations. He is a Lecturer in Law at The University of Chicago Law School and teaches corporate bankruptcy to international judges through the auspices of the World Bank and INSOL International. He is also a member of the International Insolvency Institute, Judicial Insolvency Network, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bankruptcy Institute, and INSOL International.

Judge Sontchi was 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 has testified before Congress on the safe harbors for financial contracts. He has also published 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 in the Delaware Supreme Court