Christine A. Okike is a Restructuring Partner in the New York oﬃce of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Okike represents debtors, creditors, equity holders, investors, sellers, and purchasers in all stages of complex restructuring transactions, including prepackaged, prearranged and traditional Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, distressed acquisitions, and cross-border proceedings.
Okike has a broad range of experience across a number of industries, including automotive, sports, entertainment, retail, energy, real estate, ﬁnancial institutions, technology, transportation, travel, health care, media, and telecommunications.
Okike was named as one of Crain’s New York Business’ 2021 “Notable Women in Law”, an “Emerging Leader” by The M&A Advisor in 2019 and “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts in 2018.
In 2017, Okike was inducted into the International Insolvency Institute NextGen Leadership Program, which recognizes the most prominent rising stars in the international insolvency area. She also was selected in 2017 as an “Emerging Leader” in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s inaugural 40 Under 40 initiative.