Chris Wittels focuses his practice on transactional and corporate matters, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.

Prior to McDermott, Chris taught legal research and writing at the University of Illinois College of Law as an adjunct professor.

While in law school, Chris served as a notes editor for the Illinois Law Review, and was a legal extern at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He also won various American Bar Association negotiation competitions and competed at the national level. Prior to attending law school, he was an investments analyst for an intellectual property merchant bank.


  • Rickert Award for excellence in service, University of Illinois College of Law


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2019
University of Denver, BSBA, cum laude, 2013
University of Denver, BA, cum laude, 2013


Chris Wittels

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