For more than 100 years, Kirkland has provided exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counselling matters. The groundwork has been established for another century of superior legal work and client service. Kirkland's principal goals are to provide the highest quality legal services available anywhere; to be an instrumental part of each client's success; and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal talent. The Firm seeks long-term, partnering relationships with clients, to the end of providing the best total solution to the client's legal needs. The Firm is managed as an integrated whole; with approximately 2,000 lawyers across 13 offices, in varying practice areas working together as multidisciplinary teams to provide the full-service capabilities clients need for the legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.
James H.M. Sprayregen is a Restructuring partner in the Chicago and New York offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and serves on Kirkland’s worldwide management committee. Mr. Sprayregen is recognized as one of the outstanding restructuring lawyers in the United States and around the world and has led some of the most complex Chapter 11 filings in recent history. Mr. Sprayregen has extensive experience representing major U.S. and international companies in restructurings out of court and in court around the globe. He has handled matters for clients in industries as varied as manufacturing, technology, transportation, energy, media and real estate. He has extensive experience advising boards of directors, and generally representing debtors and creditors in complex workout, insolvency, restructuring, and bankruptcy planning matters worldwide.
Anup Sathy is a nationally recognized practitioner in matters relating to corporate restructurings, workouts and Chapter 11 reorganizations. He has substantial experience representing and advising companies, buyers, boards, investors and lenders in all aspects of distressed and insolvency situations. Described as a “phenomenal lawyer” who is “intellectually gifted” and “a great problem solver,” Anup has been selected by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Bankruptcy/Restructuring every year since 2005. Most recently, Anup was praised for his “incredibly strategic approach” to complex situations. Sources also described Anup as someone “with a global reach” and “absolute integrity” who is “not only a great lawyer, but a business strategist,” “great in a courtroom and the boardroom,” and a “strategic thinker, rational, thoughtful, measured in his approach.”
Joshua Sussberg is a partner in the Restructuring Group. Josh represents debtors, creditors, equity holders, sponsors and investors in all aspects of restructuring distressed companies. Josh's practice includes advising clients with respect to operations in Chapter 11; advising senior management, boards of directors and private equity sponsors of financially troubled companies with respect to restructuring strategies; and providing advice, negotiating and structuring financings and other commercial transactions. Josh has a broad range of transactional and litigation experience across a number of industries including television and radio broadcasting, home building, energy, manufacturing, retail, airline, automotive and food and beverage. Josh has also represented clients in multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters. Josh has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business each year since 2011. In 2017, Josh was described to Chambers USA as “excellent,” with clients praising his industrious work ethic and “very commercial” approach to matters.