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Christopher L. Hawkins

Christopher L. Hawkins

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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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

Education

  • 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., 1996, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

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