Kirkland & Ellis Loses Bankruptcy Star To Goldman Sachs

Law360, New York (June 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Star bankruptcy attorney James H. M. Sprayregen will leave behind his position as head of Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Worldwide Restructuring Group and join Goldman Sachs as a managing director in the company’s investment banking division this July.

Sprayregen is widely respected as one of the top restructuring attorneys in the country, according to Douglas G. Baird, a professor at the University of Chicago’s law school.

“He’s a real heavyweight,” Baird said. “He’s been the lead lawyer in a bunch of major cases, and he has...
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