Rachael Bentley is a restructuring partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, Panel 1: Debtor's Reorganization Plan, 2023 Complex Financial Restructuring Program: The Battle of the Plans, American Bankruptcy Institute, New Orleans, LA, May 1, 2023


Co-Author, “The Clear Case for Prepacks: Understanding Prepackaged Bankruptcies and Dispelling Criticism,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 31, Issue 2, April 2022 

Co-Author, “Speeding Through Chapter 11: An Overview of Expedited Prepackaged Bankruptcies and Why Critics Are Flat Wrong,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, September 2021

Co-Author with Lutz M. Boxberger, "Repatriation of Contributed Capital in Non-EU Corporations is Nontaxable, German Court Rules," Tax Notes International, July 21, 2014


Research Assistant, University of Illinois College of Law, 2015–2016 (Professor Charles Tabb)

Teaching Assistant, “International Bankruptcy,” University of Illinois College of Law, 2016 (David Eaton)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.cum laude2016

    Honors in Legal Writing & Analysis

  • Michigan State UniversityB.A., Political Science - Pre-Law2013