James Sprayregen, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, former Co-Head of Goldman Sach's Restructuring Group and expert recognized as one of the country's outstanding restructuring lawyers, is featured at Golden Networking's Distressed Investing Experts Forum 2010 DVD Video Package, "Analyzing and Valuing Distressed Companies, Securities and Real Estate" (http://www.DistressedInvestingExpertsForum.com).
In a note by The Wall Street Journal's Nathan Koppel, "In the End, Bankruptcy Star Sprayregen Chooses Law over Banking", he said: "How else to explain James Sprayregen. The Kirkland partner, easily among the dozen most prominent bankruptcy lawyers in the country, left two years ago for Goldman Sachs. Well, the prodigal son has returned. Sprayregen has rejoined Kirkland and will become a partner effective Dec. 12. Here’s a Times piece on the Sprayregen move. 'I missed the law,' the 48 year-old attorney told the Law Blog. 'I think I can add the most value as a lawyer. The ability to be deeply involved from a legal end in the major restructurings coming down the pipe was too attractive to pass up.'"
"No doubt Sprayregen wanted to ride some of the big waves crashing at the shores of law firms these days. Kirkland, the Times reports, has already handled 10 major bankruptcy filings this year, including Tropicana Entertainment and Tousa Inc., the Florida home builder. Sprayregen handled some major cases in his stint at Kirkland, including the United Airlines bankruptcy, in which his firm billed nearly $100 million in fees. 'I'm thrilled Jamie's coming back,' Rick Cieri, head of Kirkland’s restructuring team told the Law Blog. 'This helps us in dealing with some tough competition out there' to land big Chapter 11 assignments."
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