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Heidi M. Hockberger


Heidi is an associate in the Financial Services & Restructuring Group. She focuses on advising clients in restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Heidi represents debtors, lenders, landlords, creditor groups, sponsors, and asset purchasers in all aspects of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters. She has represented debtors in the energy, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, and cryptocurrency industries in 17 chapter 11 cases in courts across the country.

Heidi earned her J.D from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and her B.A from Northwestern University. She received the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence in 2017.

Heidi has also been an advisory staff volunteer with the Illinois YMCA Youth & Government Program for more than a decade, training high school students to write appellate briefs and prepare moot court arguments, and in 2023 she joined the Board of Directors. She is also a mentor through LINK Unlimited Scholars.

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Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois


  • Illinois YMCA Youth & Government Program, Board of Directors
  • LINK Unlimited Scholars, Mentor


  • American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence, 2017


  • What’s your favorite lawyer joke?
    There is a New Yorker cartoon that shows a flight attendant and a group of passengers on a plane. The flight attendant says over the intercom, “Ladies and gentlemen, is there a bankruptcy attorney on board?”

  • How do you spend your free time?
    Gardening and fixing up my old house on the northwest side of Chicago.

  • What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
    Giving advice in a vacuum—without thinking about how the client will use the advice to make a decision.

  • What is the most interesting part of your job?
    My favorite part of the job is thinking from the perspective of other parties involved to anticipate their actions and figure out how to get my client what they want.



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