IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2018 – Bankruptcy Management Solutions, Inc. (BMS), a software and services provider to the consumer-bankruptcy and corporate-restructuring industries, announced that it has appointed Christopher Updike as General Counsel. A former corporate-restructuring attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and then Debevoise & Plimpton, Chris will oversee BMS’s legal department and also serve as an advisor on corporate and strategic initiatives.
“As BMS positions itself for new growth opportunities, Chris’s vast legal experience will be a tremendous asset to our executive team,” comments Eric Kurtzman, CEO at BMS. “He brings strong business acumen with an in-depth understanding of the bankruptcy industry that will be instrumental to the company’s success.”
During his law-firm career, Chris advised debtors, creditors, lenders, acquirers and other interested parties in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including traditional, pre-negotiated, and pre-packaged chapter 11 cases, as well as out-of-court workouts and cross-border insolvency proceedings. He was recognized as one of twelve “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” by Turnarounds & Workouts for 2016 and as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for corporate restructuring in the Legal 500 United States guide for 2017 and 2018.
“I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career as General Counsel at BMS,” Chris comments. “The company has huge potential to leverage its position as a market leader in the bankruptcy sector and I’m looking forward to contributing my expertise to the company’s management team.”
Chris is active in numerous industry organizations and a former member of the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization of the New York City Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Council and was Co-Chair of the Junior Advisory Board for Her Justice, a non-profit organization in New York City that provides free legal services to low-income women and their children.
Chris graduated from Villanova University and earned his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
BMS is an industry-leading provider of specialized solutions for fiduciaries including bankruptcy trustees, corporate restructuring and real estate professionals, and litigation attorneys. BMS has a long history of strategically partnering with global and domestic financial institutions to offer depository services for restructuring and bankruptcy engagements, escrow management, qualified settlement fund administration and other support services. For nearly 30 years, clients have relied on BMS for tailored client service combined with an advanced suite of case administration software resulting in greater productivity, along with increased time and cost efficiencies.
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