Mr. Christopher J. Harney is a senior associate in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He concentrates his practice on bankruptcy litigation, white collar matters, internal investigations, health care and pension plan fraud, and complex commercial disputes in both federal and state courts. In his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Harney serves as counsel for debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, insurers, and chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy trustees.
His commercial and general litigation practice includes the following sectors and practice areas: securities and financial services, breach of contract, shareholder derivative claims, breach of fiduciary duty, commercial foreclosures, antitrust, fraudulent transfers, requests for injunctive relief, real estate, construction law, forcible entry and detainer actions, premises-liability, intellectual property, and collection matters.
He was also the recipient of Award of Excellence in Pro Bono Service issued by the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
He is an active board member of the Young Professionals Board of the Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association and is one of the wrestling team representatives for the Graduate “Order of the C,” an alumni association of the University of Chicago.
He was the chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s Associates Committee for the Investing In Justice Campaign in 2014 and has been an active member of the Associates Committee from 2013 to present. He also served as a co-chair for the Bankruptcy Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association from 2011 to 2014.
- J.D., University of Mississippi, cum laude (2008)
- Moot Court Team and Moot Court Membership Committee
- Moss Scholarship Recipient, 2006-2007
- Semifinalist in State of Mississippi Appellate Advocacy Competition
- B.A., University of Chicago (2004)
- Chicago Police/Fire Full-Tuition Merit Scholarship, 2000-2004
- Dean’s List, 2000-2003
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