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Christopher Ward, a bankruptcy partner at Polsinelli, has represented both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and co-chairs the American Bankruptcy Institute's Financial Advisors and Investment Banking committee. He was a finalist for Restructuring Deal of the Year at this year's M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for his work on Coach America's bankruptcy.
Most recently, he was the editor of the "Chief Restructuring Officer's Guide to Bankruptcy," published by the ABI.
He answered questions about his book, his practice and the differences between the bankruptcy bars in New York and Delaware. The questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.
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About Christopher Ward
Christopher A. Ward is vice chair of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice group, as well as managing shareholder of Polsinelli's Wilmington, Delaware office. In addition to acting as primary counsel to the firm’s clients in matters pending in Delaware, Mr. Ward serves as Delaware local counsel, conflicts counsel, avoidance action/contingency fee counsel, special counsel and claims administration counsel in various matters pending before the Delaware courts. Mr. Ward focuses his practice on corporate bankruptcy, financial restructuring, bankruptcy litigation, out-of-court workouts and debtor in possession financing. He has represented a vast array of clients, including numerous chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, liquidating and litigation trusts, equity committees and shareholders, assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABC), asset purchasers, institutional lenders, private equity firms, landlords and individual creditors, as well as both plaintiffs and defendants in adversary proceedings.