Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2008

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005


New York

U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York

Marina Zelinsky is senior counsel in Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services Department. She advises private equity funds and other financial institutions in connection with a broad range of commercial lending transactions, including senior secured, first and second lien, and unsecured loans. Drawing on her background as a bankruptcy attorney, Marina advises clients on bankruptcy and restructuring matters arising in connection with special situations investments and loan restructurings. Marina also represents broker-dealers, investment funds, and other financial institutions in the purchase and sale of various distressed assets, including bank loans, high-yield debt, credit derivatives, claims against bankruptcy estates, and interests in litigation trusts.

Prior to joining Chapman in 2015, Marina was an associate at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, and prior to that she practiced in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.


  • Co-Author, "LIBOR Manipulation: The International Regulatory and Institutional Response," Bloomberg BNA. July 2014.