Christian Carey’s practice focuses on complex claims resolution and corporate insolvency reorganizations involving mass tort and bankruptcy-related insurance litigation. He has represented debtors, trustees, creditor committees and defendants from myriad industries in all stages of complex bankruptcy proceedings.
Prior to joining Gilbert, Christian clerked for the Honorable Sean H. Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, and was an associate at a nationally recognized boutique bankruptcy firm in Manhattan.
Christian received his law degree from the University of Michigan, where he was president of the Bankruptcy Law Society and executive production editor of the Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review. Prior to law school, Christian served as an extern for the Honorable Carol S.M. Wells of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and assisted low-income populations file voluntary Chapter 7 petitions at the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project in Philadelphia.
- Representing the official committee of tort claimants and future claims representative in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and adversary proceedings to assess and recover insurance proceeds for the benefit of personal injury claimants.
- Securing D&O coverage concerning costs to defend and resolve subpoenas, investigations, and actions by government agencies—e.g., the SEC, DOJ, and NYDFS—on behalf of an individual officer.
- Represented the Chapter 11 trustee in investigating the financial affairs of the debtors, their insiders and affiliates, and analyzing the estates’ potential claims and actions against such entities and third parties—conducting discovery against defendants for Rule 2004 adversary-proceeding subpoena production and negotiating the Rule 9019 settlement by and between interested parties.
- Represented the debtors and debtors-in-possession in a $800 million Chapter 11 restructuring—reviewing, objecting to and settling insurance claims and related matters, including de minimis asset sales pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and the setoff, allowance and settlement of priority, secured and unsecured claims
- 2017 – J.D., University of Michigan Law School
- Executive Production Editor, Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review
- President, Bankruptcy Law Society
- 2012 – B.A., Wagner College, magna cum laude
- Double Major, Philosophy & Economics
- Departmental Honors in Philosophy; Socrates Prize
- District of Columbia
Professional Affiliations and Honors
- Capital Pro Bono Honor Role, High Honors, 2020