College of Law

Candice Kline

Lecturer in Law


Candice Kline

Candice Kline advises clients on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters, corporate law, and related litigation. She represents debtors, creditors, and fiduciaries in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. Her experience includes managing cases from $10 million to $13 billion, with key roles in large, complex cases. She has international case experience. Drawing on her experience working in global banks and at technology start-ups, as well as her knowledge from earning an MBA, Candice combines her strong business background with legal experience when helping companies with workout and restructuring situations. Her experience in litigation in both state and federal courts includes cases involving real estate, fraud investigations, loan transactions, breach of fiduciary duty, contract disputes and collections.  

Candice is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law and served as Editor-in-Chief of Law Review. She also earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Oberlin College. She regularly writes and speaks on bankruptcy topics with industry associations and publications. Recently, Candice delivered the keynote speech at the College of Law’s May 2023 Commencement. 

Selected Awards and Honors: 

  • Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers in Bankruptcy/Restructuring" by Chambers USA, 2023 
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Commercial Litigation, 2023 
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2022 to present 
  • Named to the Notable Gen X Leaders in Law list, Crain’s Chicago Business, 2022 
  • Pro Bono Transaction of the Year Award, Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Chicago/Midwest Chapter, 2020 
  • Outstanding Service Award Winner, Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Chicago/Midwest Chapter, 2016 

Community & Professional Involvement: 

  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Board Member 
  • Institute on Business & Professional Ethics, DePaul University Advisory Board, 2016-2023 
  • Turnaround Management Association, Chicago/Midwest Chapter, Former Director & Officer 
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud and Mediation Committees 
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Member 
  • Commercial Law League of America, Board Member and Vice Chair, Bankruptcy Executive Council 
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Past Chair, Business Law Sections 
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, International Committee Member 
  • INSOL International 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Chicago Bar Association 
  • Toledo Bar Association 
Last Updated: 7/17/23