Christian Conway is a corporate restructuring associate at Clark Hill PLC. She assists business debtors and lenders in a variety of bankruptcy and litigation matters. As the youngest member of the Chicago Bankruptcy team, Christian is already known in the Bankruptcy Bar as a rising star for her ability to quickly assess complex bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation issues for business debtors and lenders across a variety of industries. Her potential has been recognized in her selection for the coveted American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2022-2023 Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring Program.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Christian served as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. In addition, she served as a federal law clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Christian also cares deeply about her community and mentoring youth, exhibiting a consistent track record in public service. Christian is the founder and executive director of I AM ABEL LAW, a non-profit organization devoted to increasing the number of African-American and Hispanic legal scholars who will serve as ambassadors of social justice. In the organization’s program, high school and college students are partnered with prominent practicing lawyers who serve as mentors. I AM ABEL LAW is a sister organization to I AM ABEL FOUNDATION, an organization focused on the medical profession. Christian is a board member for I AM ABEL FOUNDATION and has done considerable work the organization, since its founding.
Her other civil involvement includes her volunteer work for Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), a non-profit focused on teaching financial literacy to students and young adults.
Christian holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Christian is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin, and before the federal courts of the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Michigan.