Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Edward O Sassower

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Serves on Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee and represents debtors, creditors and distressed or special situation investors in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings and acquisitions. Company-side representations include PetSmart, Acosta, Barneys, Toys "R" Us, Westmoreland, Energy Future Holdings, PES Holdings, Ameriforge Group, Sequa Corporation, Midstates Petroleum, Magnum Hunter Resources, Penn Virginia, MSR Resorts, Sbarro, Horizon Lines, Majestic Star, Calpine, NRG Energy, Muzak and Leiner. Represented ad hoc committees in restructurings of Bonanza Creek, Ocean Rig UDW, Capmark, Lyondell, AbitibiBowater and Mirant. Regularly represents private equity and hedge funds in acquisitions of distressed companies.


Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1998; Duke University, B.A., 1995.