Judge Christopher Klein


U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of California, 1988-present
Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (1998-2008)

American Law Institute, Fellow
International Insolvency Institute, Fellow
American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow

Judicial Conference of US Advisory Committees on Bankruptcy Rules and on Federal Rules of Evidence (1998-2007)
Delegate, Working Group on Cross-Border Insolvency, UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (2008-present)
Co-Chair, Sub-Committee on Governmental Insolvency, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee.
American Bankruptcy Institute, Task Force on Veterans.
Law Practice: Judge Advocate USMC; Trial Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice; Associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, et al.; Deputy General Counsel-Litigation, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
Bar Admissions: California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts

JD, University of Chicago Law School
MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
BA & MA, Brown University
US Marine Corps, Lieutenant Colonel (ret.)

Street Address

501 I Street, Suite 3-200
Sacramento, California 95814

Courtroom Deputy

Lindsey Peratis

Law Clerk(s)

Tim Brown

Sacramento Calendar (Calendar Line - (916) 930-4402)