Christina Sanfelippo



(312) 474-4455

(312) 382-8910

Christina focuses her practice on financial restructuring and bankruptcy law. She represents debtors, trustees, and creditors in a range of Chapter 7 proceedings, including preference and fraudulent transfer actions, as well as complex bankruptcy litigation. Christina also assists debtors and official committees of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings. In addition, she handles commercial disputes, including contract claims and business torts.

Christina is actively involved in the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She currently serves as the vice director of fall programming on IWIRC’s Management Committee and as vice chair of the IWIRC Chicago Network. Christina also serves as the education director of the Young and New Members Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.



More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 26 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

January 26, 2021

The Leading Lawyers Network has named 24 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named two others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2021 survey results.


Fixing Ch. 11 For Small Biz: What SBRA Means By 'Engaged'

February 05, 2021

Brian Shaw and Christina Sanfelippo discuss the Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) that went into effect on February 19, 2021 and is designed to improve the Chapter 11 reorganization process for small business debtors in Law360.

The Domesticity Barrier to Recognition of a Foreign Proceeding Under Chapter 15

August 31, 2018

Brian Shaw and Christina Sanfelippo go in-depth about Judge Sean Lane's reiterated statement regarding the low domestic presence threshold (Domesticity) that a foreign representative must meet when it is petitioning for recognition of a foreign proceeding under Chapter 15 in

Commodity Broker Liquidations: What Qualifies as a “Commodity Contract”?

September 22, 2017

Christina Sanfelippo discusses what qualifies as a Commodity Contract in the American Bar Association's Young & New Members Committee Newsletter.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • University of Minnesota , B.S., 2012

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers, One to Watch in Illinois for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-2022

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Rising Star, 2018

Emerging Lawyer, Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and Commercial Litigation by Leading Lawyers, 2017-2018


  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Wisconsin

American Bankruptcy Institute 

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation