Chris Greco is a partner in the Restructuring Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice involves representing debtors (including portfolio, privately-held and public companies), equity owners, creditors’ committees and distressed investors (including hedge funds and private equity funds) in acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 cases. Chris also advises boards of directors and senior management of financially troubled companies regarding fiduciary duties and corporate governance.
Chris has a broad range of restructuring experience across a number of industries including gaming, television and radio broadcasting, airline, education, steel, oil & gas, retail, automotive, internet, entertainment and publishing. Chris has represented clients in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters. Some of Chris’s significant debtor representations have included Answers Holdings, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Cengage Learning, Conexant Systems, Essar Steel Algoma, Global Aviation, ION Media Networks, Kerzner International, Keystone Automotive, Muzak, Network Communications Inc., Revel, Ultra Petroleum Corp. and W.R. Grace.
Chris has also advised creditors and distressed investors in various restructuring situations, including an ad hoc group of secured noteholders in the Chapter 11 cases of Terrestar Networks, a group of investors in acquiring ownership of Six Flags through its Chapter 11 cases and Hess Corporation as a 50% owner and DIP lender in connection with the sale of the Hovensa oil refinery in St. Croix, USVI.
Chris is active in the Firm’s recruiting efforts in the New York office, serving as a Co-Chair of the Firm’s New York Summer Associate Program from 2014-2017, as a member of the Firm’s New York Recruiting Committee, the New York Summer Associate Program Committee and the New York Advisory Group on Technology.
Chris has also been active in various teaching and pro bono activities, serving as an Adjunct Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law where he has taught courses on Distressed Investing, and also performing substantial pro bono work for charities such as Youth, I.N.C. and Legacy of Hope Foundation.