Plaut, Christopher R.

Christopher R. Plaut

Retired Partner

Christopher Plaut retired from the partnership in December 2022. Mr. Plaut was a member of the Finance Department and various practices. He was Chair of the Automotive Industry Group and a member of the Technology, Autonomous & Connected Vehicles, Mining & Metals, and Retail & Consumer Products Industry Groups.

He primarily represented public and private companies and their capital providers in leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, asset-based facilities, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. A portion of his practice has been devoted to the workout of troubled loans. Mr. Plaut has particular experience in cross-border matters, automotive, transportation, metals and mining, industrials, technology, and healthcare matters.

Mr. Plaut served for a year as judicial clerk to US District Judge Stanley S. Brotman. At the time of his retirement, he was also involved in numerous bar and community activities, including serving as Board Chair of American Documentary, Inc.


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1988
  • BA, Duke University, 1984