Chris Shore

Partner, New York


“One of the best bankruptcy litigators to be found anywhere.”

“Chris has a ‘great ability to quickly synthesize and argue a client’s point of view in very technical situations.’”
Benchmark Litigation / Legal 500


Chris represents clients in high-stakes litigation in complex business disputes, largely arising from debtor/creditor relations.

He offers our clients extensive litigation experience, gained from more than 20 years practicing before bankruptcy courts throughout the US, as well as federal district and state trial courts, arbitral bodies and appellate courts. Acting as lead litigation and trial counsel, Chris is adept at steering our clients through the legal intricacies of accelerated trial proceedings in multi-faceted restructurings.

His ability to provide effective representation in these situations has been enhanced by his involvement in some of the most complex and contentious bankruptcy proceedings in recent US history. These include Energy Future Holdings, Residential Capital, Dynegy, Lehman Brothers, Delphi, Dana, Six Flags, Mirant Corporation, Adelphia Communications and Enron Corporation, Caesars Entertainment, Maxus Energy, Samson Resources and SunEdison. Chris has also been instrumental in many of the largest cross-border cases filed in the US, including those of UPC, Vitro Packaging, Elpida Memory and Rede Energia.

Chris has represented a diverse array of clients in these disputes, including debtors, foreign representatives, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees and ad hoc groups of secured and unsecured creditors. He has conducted dozens of bench and jury trials, and has been actively involved in many of the landmark judicial decisions in recent restructuring jurisprudence.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Rhode Island State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth and Federal Circuits
US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
US Supreme Court
Georgetown University
Brown University


Energy Future Holdings Corp., 2014
Representing the Ad Hoc Group of TCEH Unsecured Noteholders in the chapter 11 proceedings of EFH.

Dynegy, Inc., 2011–14
Representing Dynegy in its chapter 11 proceedings.

Residential Capital LLC, 2012–13
Representing the Ad Hoc Group of Junior Secured Noteholders in the chapter 11 proceedings of ResCap.

Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., 2010–12
Representing the Ad Hoc Group of LBHI Noteholders in the chapter 11 proceedings of Lehman Brothers.

Awards and Recognition

Rising Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation 2011, 2012

Leading Lawyer: Bankruptcy/Restructuring – New York, Chambers USA 2017 - 2019