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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Joshua Sussberg is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ restructuring group. Part of the largest debtor-side practice in the country, Josh has a broad range of transactional and litigation experience across numerous industries. Recent debtor/borrower side clients include J. C. Penney Company, Macy’s, Tailored Brands, California Pizza Kitchen, McDermott International, Belk, Form Technologies, HighPoint Resources, Frontera Generation, FTS International, Denbury Resources, Mood Media Corporation, AllSaints, Pier 1, Acosta, Clover Technologies, Forever 21, Barneys, Z Gallerie, Toys“R”Us, EV Energy, Cenveo, Charming Charlie, BCBG, Samson Resources, Midstates, AMF Bowling, Edison Mission Energy, and Kerzner International.


Member, UJA Federation Bankruptcy Executive Committee.


Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2003; Syracuse University, B.S., 2000.

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

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Joshua SussbergKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a global practice with offices extending across the US, the UK, Europe, and Asia. Its sizeable team has strong expertise in complex domestic and cross-border restructurings, where it utilizes its cross-practice abilities to advise an array of clients. Notable work highlights includes its representation of Intelsat S.A., the largest satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure body on the globe, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case pertaining to $14.7bn of funded debt. Anup Sathy, based in Chicago, is noted for his representation of companies, buyers, investors and lenders. The practice is led by Edward Sassower; he has long-standing experience representing debtors, creditors and distressed investors within both bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings. He operates from the New York office. Splitting his time between both New York and Chicago, James Sprayregen is noted for his expertise in workouts, restructuring and insolvency proceedings. The practice also welcomed the arrival of Christine Okike from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in April 2021 to the New York office. She assisted the representation of Katerra Inc., alongside New York’s Joshua Sussberg, in its Chapter 11 cases before the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas pertaining to $1bn of debt. Jonathan Henes left the firm in July 2021. Both Marc Kieselstein and James Stempel have retired.