Judge Chris Lopez was appointed to serve as a bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Texas in August 2019.
Before his appointment, Judge Lopez was a member of the Business, Finance & Restructuring Group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. While in private practice, Judge Lopez focused on representations ranging from top global corporations in mega-restructurings to middle-market debtors and creditor representations. He also was an active member of the Houston civic community, serving on the boards of charitable organizations.
Judge Lopez lectures across the country on bankruptcy issues. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Judge Lopez earned a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He also earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston, where he was a proud member of the Track and Field Team.