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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Jonathan Henes has led some of the most complex restructurings in the United States and abroad in a variety of industries, including two record-setting fastest Chapter 11 cases ever, Full Beauty and Sungard (plans confirmed in less than 24 hours). He represents debtors in Chapter 11 cases, including Avaya, Cengage, Cenveo, Rue 21, Sabine Oil & Gas, Cengage Learning, Tronox, Solutia, ION Media, Citadel Broadcasting, Masonite Corporation and Wellman Corporation. He also advises private equity funds, hedge funds and ad hoc committees in Chapter 11 cases and acquisitions.


Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, J.D., 1996; Union College, B.A., 1991.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

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Jonathan HenesKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP fields a go-to team for all forms of complex financial and operational restructurings and insolvency proceedings. The group has a proven track record acting on behalf of domestic and multinational corporations experiencing financial difficulties; lenders or creditors in contentious restructurings; and private equity or hedge funds looking to take stakes in distressed companies. The team is able to draw upon the expertise of its lawyers in the wider securities and debt finance, tax, real estate, litigation and intellectual property groups to assist with all aspects of the most challenging restructuring matters. Edward Sassower leads the practice group from the New York office, which also includes Joshua Sussberg and Jonathan Henes. James Sprayregen, who has extensive experience advising boards of directors, splits his time between the New York and Chicago offices, as does respected practitioner Anup Sathy.