Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner Christopher Jarvinen Joins RK&O

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April 16, 2018

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher Andrew Jarvinen, an accomplished bankruptcy attorney possessing nearly two decades of experience handling complex business and litigation issues arising in the context of corporate restructurings, has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.

“Over the course of his career, Christopher has built an impressive practice specializing in bankruptcy litigation and restructuring deals, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” said Jennifer Grady, managing partner of RK&O. “He is an ideal complement to our bankruptcy, restructuring and special situation investments practice areas, and his particular expertise will be a tremendous asset to our corporate clients.” 

Prior to joining RK&O, Mr. Jarvinen was a corporate restructuring partner with, respectively, Berger Singerman LLP in Florida and Hahn & Hessen LLP in New York.  His practice focuses on chapter 11 cases, chapter 15 cases and other cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy-related litigation. His practice also includes providing governance advice to companies and their boards regarding fiduciary duties. 

“I’m honored to join a firm that is so highly regarded in the financial markets and business community,” said Mr. Jarvinen. “In particular, the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practitioners are known for their creative, successful, and cost-effective, problem-solving approaches in the areas of financial distress and other special situations, and I look forward to providing meaningful, added value to both the team and the firm’s clients.” 

Mr. Jarvinen is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of the International Insolvency Institute and a member of the American Law Institute. He has served as chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, was a co-founder of the TMA-Brasil (the Brazilian chapter of the Turnaround Management Association), and has been a member of the editorial board of International Corporate Rescue. Mr. Jarvinen is recognized as a leading corporate restructuring practitioner by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers. He has also taught graduate courses to senior executives attending the highest-ranked global executive MBA degree in Latin America, focused on developing effective legal management tools to maximize leadership potential and organizational value while guiding international businesses through financial distress. 

Mr. Jarvinen holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He received an undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University and has also obtained graduate theological degrees from Harvard University and Yale University, and graduate business degrees from FGV-EAESP (São Paulo, Brazil) and the University of Oxford.