According to sources:
“She is meticulous, thoughtful, very focused on client issues, and skillful in dealing with opposing counsel."
“She is smart and a problem solver”


Chambers USA 2021

Caroline A. Reckler

  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA

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, 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
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