Christina L. Chen serves clients in a wide variety of industries, with a focus on the financial services sector. Christina defends banks, asset-based lenders, and loan servicing companies from lender liability claims and other borrower litigation filed in state and federal court. She has experience advising and bringing litigation on behalf of plan administrators, liquidating trustees, and other fiduciaries charged with administering chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy estates.
Having filed adversary proceedings to recover fraudulent and preferential transfers, prosecuted objections to claims, facilitated 363 sales, and examined debtors at section 341 hearings, Christina is well-versed in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation and matters arising under the Bankruptcy Code.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Christina clerked for Judge Stephen R. Bough of the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Central Districts of California. Christina maintains an active pro bono practice assisting limited English proficient immigrants in the Bay Area with immigration, housing, and family law issues.
University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2013, J.D.
Columbia University, 2009, B.A., Dean's List
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
Clerkship to Judge Stephen R. Bough of the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2017)
Clerkship to Judge Erithe A. Smith of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (2014)
Clerkship to Chief Judge Christopher M. Klein of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California (2013 - 2014)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Member, The Hong Kong Association of Northern California
Judicial Internship Opportunity Program Scholar, ABA Section of Litigation