Mark Radtke



Mark Radtke is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office, where he is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group. Mark focuses his practice on corporate reorganization, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. He advises debtors, trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, committees, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, and interest holders on all aspects of in and out-of-court restructurings including chapters 7, 11, and 15 cases. He has litigated contested matters in state, federal, and appellate courts.


  • Recipient, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2022)
  • Recipient, Chambers & Partners USA “Up and Coming Lawyer” (2021)
  • Recipient, Law Bulletin Publishing Company "Illinois Leading Lawyer” (2018)
  • Recipient, Law & Politics Magazine "Illinois Rising Star" (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Presentations and Publications

  • Coauthor, “Bankruptcy Courts' Equitable Discretion May Be In Danger,” Law360 (September 20, 2021)
  • Coauthor, “Treatment of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Secured Transactions (2021)
  • Coauthor, “Litigation Concerning the Automatic Stay,” West Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation (2011)
  • Coauthor, “Jurisdiction and Venue: First in Time Apparently Has Its Privileges, But Should It?,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (2010)
  • Coauthor, “Rooker-Feldman: Still a Litigator's Merry Mischief-Maker?,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (2008)


  • JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, with high honors (2001)
    • Executive Articles Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
    • Elected to the Order of the Coif
  •  BBA, University of Iowa (1997)

Professional Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Young and New Members Committee, past co-chair


  • Illinois State Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court - Northern District of Illinois