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James HM Sprayregen

Chicago, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Bankruptcy/Restructuring
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James Sprayregen is a prominent figure noted for his restructuring expertise. He provides clients with market-leading expertise acting for debtors in Chapter 11 cases.
"He is one of the best restructuring lawyers." "He is a go-to for big issues."
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Bankruptcy/Restructuring - USA - Nationwide

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James Sprayregen has long been recognized as one of the leading bankruptcy practitioners in the country. He is regularly called upon to act for debtors in some of the most significant Chapter 11 cases. He splits his time between the firm's New York and Chicago offices.
"A legend in the bankruptcy space." "A bankruptcy guru."
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An exceptional senior statesperson with a glowing reputation in the space, James Sprayregen acts for debtors across a range of industries, including retail, energy and media.
"He is a bankruptcy guru."
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James H.M. Sprayregen is the founder of Kirkland’s worldwide Restructuring Group, building the group from inception in 1990 to become the premier restructuring group in the world, and the only such group ranked Tier 1 in every major world region. He served on Kirkland’s Executive Committee for many years.

Described as “one of the United States’ most sought-after bankruptcy attorneys,” Mr. Sprayregen has led some of the most complex Chapter 11 filings. He has extensive experience representing international debtors and other stakeholders in complex restructurings. Clients include Energy Future Holdings, Caesars, Avaya, Toys “R” Us, iHeartMedia, Seadrill, General Growth, Japan Airlines, United Airlines and Reader’s Digest.

Mr. Sprayregen has received numerous accolades, including being inducted into the Turnaround Management Association’s Hall of Fame, named one of “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” by the National Law Journal and recognized as “Global Insolvency Lawyer of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal Awards, receiving more votes from clients and peers than any other individual worldwide.

Career

Kirkland & Ellis 1990-2006, 2008-present; Goldman Sachs 2006-2008.

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Former President, INSOL International, the world’s leading insolvency association; National Bankruptcy Conference.

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University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1985; University of Michigan, B.A., 1982.

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