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Christopher L. Hawkins

Christopher L. Hawkins



  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation

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Chris Hawkins represents clients in a wide variety of bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters across the country. He represents debtors and creditors in out-of-court business restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Chris represents creditors and financial institutions in bankruptcy-related litigation. In recent years, he has devoted the majority of his practice to advising large financial institutions on bankruptcy compliance and bankruptcy-related regulatory matters.

Chris’ practice includes the representation of debtors in complex Chapter 11 cases across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, construction, wholesale/retail and manufacturing. He also represents lenders, landlords and other businesses in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts.

Chris has an active trial practice in bankruptcy litigation, including adversary proceedings and contested matters involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, nondischargeability, relief from stay, and lien avoidance. Moreover, he represents lenders and servicers in bankruptcy adversary proceedings throughout the country involving alleged violations of the United States Bankruptcy Code, federal consumer protection statutes and related regulations.

With the knowledge and experience gained through years of representing clients in consumer bankruptcy litigation, Chris has developed a unique perspective on the bankruptcy compliance and regulatory concerns that financial institutions face, particularly in the context of consent orders impacting bankruptcy practices and the servicing rules promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. With this experience and perspective, he regularly advises clients on bankruptcy-related regulatory and compliance matters, supervising large-scale remediation projects, drafting policies and procedures, designing and presenting bankruptcy training programs, navigating bankruptcy court-driven loss mitigation processes, and working through operational matters that arise daily in a client’s bankruptcy department.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1999

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1999, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Alabama Law Review; M. Leigh Harrison Award; Hugo Black Scholar
  • Spring Hill College, B.S., English and Marketing, 1996, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice

Banking and Financial Services | Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights | Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation | Bankruptcy Compliance and Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation | Bankruptcy Compliance and Regulatory Advice | Corporate Restructuring | Creditors’ Rights | Distressed Investing | Distressed Municipal Finance | Financial Services Litigation | Financial Services Litigaton | Healthcare Restructuring | Receivers, Committees, Trustees, and Other Fiduciaries


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