Insolvency Institute

Christopher Sontchi

Bankruptcy Judge

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U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for District of Delaware
824 N. Market St. 5th Floor,
Wilmington, 19801
Delaware, USA

T. 302-252-2909


Christopher S. Sontchi was appointed as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware in 2006 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 an Adjunct Professor of Law at Widener University Delaware Law School. He is also a member of the International Insolvency Institute, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and INSOL International where he serves on the Judicial Steering Committee for the Multinational Judicial Colloquium on Insolvency.

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 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 in the Delaware Supreme Court.

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