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Chad D. Striker is Co-Chair of the Chicago Corporate Practice. Chad focuses his practice on representing private equity funds, public and private companies, and investor groups in connection with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, distressed transactions, investments, financings, joint ventures and general corporate matters.


  • Private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Distressed transactions
  • Venture capital


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2019-2024
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Private Equity Turnaround of the Year – Middle Markets," for the acquisition of The Wet Seal by Versa Capital Management, 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards, "Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Under $500MM)” for the Chapter 11 of The Wet Seal, Inc., 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor Awards, "Retail Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year" for acquisition and restructuring of The Wet Seal, Inc. and its debtor affiliates by Mador Lending, LLC, an affiliate of Versa Capital Management, LLC, 2015
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1997
  • B.B.A., University of Michigan, 1993
  • Illinois