Mr. Kyle Ortiz
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL
MASTER’S, PUBLIC POLICY
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO IRVING B. HARRIS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
B.S., SOCIAL SCIENCE AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, CUM LAUDE
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
KYLE is a partner and represents companies, boards of directors, and creditors in distressed situations, with a particular focus on cross-border insolvencies. He has represented debtors in some of the largest and most complex chapter 11 cases of the past decade, including Pacific Drilling, Westinghouse, Toisa Ltd., SunEdison, Aéropostale, American Airlines and Lehman Brothers.
Kyle has published dozens of articles on a variety of bankruptcy-related topics and is a frequent lecturer. His has been recognized in Super Lawyers and Finance Monthly, among others, and both the Legal Aid Society and the New York State Bar Association have recognized his extensive pro bono work, which focuses on housing and immigration.
In addition to his legal work, Kyle founded Operation ASHA in Cambodia, an arm of worldwide tuberculosis treatment organization Operation ASHA. Operation ASHA in Cambodia has grown to more than 180 tuberculosis treatment centers in and around Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. When he launched the program in 2009, he empowered local treatment counselors to recommend changes to address the challenge of providing daily medication to patients in remote regions during the height of rainy season. Ultimately, one of the local counselors came up with the idea to purchase old U.S. Army platoon boats to ensure uninterrupted treatment to patients.
An avid traveler, Kyle has visited 36 countries and counting.