Caroline Reckler, a nationally recognized bankruptcy lawyer, advises debtors around the world on all aspects of restructuring and special situations. She serves as Finance Department Chair for the Chicago office.

Ms. Reckler regularly advises public and private companies in financial distress and purchasers of distressed companies. Specifically, she helps clients navigate:

  • Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Prepackaged, prearranged, and involuntary bankruptcies
  • Debtor-in-possession financings
  • Cross-border bankruptcies

Ms. Reckler helps distressed companies navigate through difficult circumstances with creative solutions based on a sophisticated sense of market practice.


She is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and is regularly recognized in leading legal publications, including Chambers USA and The Legal 500. Clients commend her “unique” and “deep-thinking” approach describing her as a “strong advocate in the face of difficult opposing counsel.”

In addition to currently serving as the Local Department Chair for Finance, and as the Global Chair for the firm's Women Enriching Business (WEB) initiative, Ms. Reckler has served as the firm’s Chicago office recruiting partner and has led the Women Enriching Business initiative in Chicago.

Ms. Reckler’s work includes advising:

  • A major Atlantic City hotel and casino company
  • Accuride
  • Air Jamaica
  • Aloha Airlines
  • Alta Mesa Resources
  • American Classic Voyages
  • AT&T Latin America
  • Boston Generating
  • Camping World
  • Calfrac
  • Citation
  • DNS Capital
  • DVI
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Enduro
  • GNC
  • Graceway Pharmaceuticals
  • Hanley Wood
  • Hexion
  • Illinois Power Generation Company
  • Regent Communications
  • Rolta India
  • Sable Permian
  • Savers
  • Stone Energy

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • New York


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School
  • BA, Duke University
June 1, 2022Recognition

Three Partners Again Named Top Women in Dealmaking

The Deal honors Alex Kelly, Caroline Reckler, and Rachel Sheridan for their exceptional professional achievements in M&A, restructuring, and private equity while maintaining strong client relationships and leadership in and out of the boardroom.