Catherine L. Steege is a partner and co-chair of the Transactional Department. She is also co-chair of the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice and Bankruptcy Litigation Practice. Debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, 1114 committees, trustees and other parties seek her representation before the bankruptcy courts. She also handles complex litigation arising out of bankruptcy cases and insolvencies.

Ms. Steege is a fellow of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an invitation-only organization that comments on bankruptcy laws for Congress. She is also a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary organization of the country’s top insolvency lawyers. Since 2008, Chambers USA has recognized her as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy and restructuring law.  In 2014, she was selected by Law360 as one of 10 “Bankruptcy MVPs."  Best Lawyers In America has recognized her in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law and litigation bankruptcy.  Ms. Steege has spoken on bankruptcy law and other topics at seminars hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Association of Credit Management, the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.  She is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. 

Ms. Steege teaches bankruptcy as an Adjunct Professor at the John Marshall Law School and is a contributing editor to the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Commentaries to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.  She was also co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Bankruptcy Litigation Committee.

Ms. Steege serves on the firm’s Policy Committee and is chair of the Finance Committee.