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Christopher K.S. Wong

Associate
Christopher is an Associate in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring group.
Christopher Wong, Associate, Los Angeles at Arent Fox LLP

Christopher specializes in business and financial restructuring matters and regularly advises companies in navigating the chapter 11 process and on related risks in corporate and debt financing transactions.  For those looking for opportunities in the distressed market, a substantial portion of his practice is dedicated to representing sellers, “Stalking Horse” bidders and over-bidders in Court-supervised Section 363 purchase and sale of assets.   Christopher’s recent cases involve sales of going concern assets of an automotive driving experience company in Las Vegas, commercial and residential real estate in Southern California, and intellectual property of a pharmaceutical company based in Northern California.  

Relying on his experience in investigating distressed companies, Christopher also focuses on sports-related investigations. He has participated in compliance related investigations involving United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee sport governance related matters.

Previous Work

From 2015 until 2017, Christopher served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Maureen Tighe of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Prior to this clerkship, Christopher served as a legal intern in the corporate in-house department for SunPower Corporation, a publicly traded solar company. He also worked as a legal intern at the seventh largest law firm in China, AllBright Law Offices, in Shanghai, in their general commercial, corporate and M&A department.

Professional Activities

Chris is a member of the Small Business Reorganization Task Force of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, with particular emphasis on outreach to Los Angeles-based businesses in minority communities.    

During law school, Christopher served as the editor-in-chief of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. He also served as the vice president of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. 

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

  • INSOL International, “The Arcapita Bankruptcy: A Primer in Jurisdiction, International Comity, and the Presumption of Extraterritoriality”, August 10, 2018 (co-author).
  • American Bankruptcy Institute’s “Retail and Office Bankruptcy Landlord/Tenant Rights” (editor).
  • Third Circuit Sheds Light on Eligibility for Administrative Priority Under Section 503(b)(9), November 27, 2017 (co-author).
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, “Ninth Circuit Case Law,” November 17, 2016 (speaker).
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, “Technical Abandonment in Bankruptcy,” January 29, 2016 (speaker).

Life Beyond the Law

Christopher is a Hong Kong native, fluent in Chinese Cantonese and conversational in Chinese Mandarin. Chris spends his free time exploring new restaurants, playing basketball, and cheering on his beloved Los Angeles Lakers. 

  • Industries
  • Languages
    Cantonese
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • California Bar
    • US District Court, Central District of California
    • US District Court, Northern District of California
    • US District Court, Southern District of California
  • Education
    University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    JD
    University of California, Los Angeles
    BA
    ,
    Political Science and Sociology