Susan Golden is a partner in the Restructuring Department of Kirkland & Ellis with wide-ranging responsibility for market intelligence, knowledge resources, thought leadership, attorney education, and internal legal transformation and efficiency efforts.

Susan was previously a trial attorney in the Office of the United States Trustee for the Southern District of New York, where she was their lead counsel in some of the largest cases filed in the Southern District of New York, including Lehman Brothers, American Airlines, Kodak, and LightSquared.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, “Chapter 11 Overview,” LSTA Handbook of Loan Syndications and Trading, February 2022

Co-Author, “The Treatment of MAAP Payments in Bankruptcy,” Journal of Corporate Renewal (JCR), official publication of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), September 2021

Contributing Editor, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice 

Note, "Preparing a Chapter 11 Debtor for a 341 Meeting," Practical Law Practice, July 2019


Panelist, “Privacy Considerations in Bankruptcy,” 41st Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, November 17, 2022

Moderator, "Panel on Supreme Court and Circuit Court Bankruptcy Case Updates with Bankruptcy Judges Mary Kay Vyskocil (SDNY) & Brian K. Tester (DPR)," New Deal for Consumer Bankruptcy, September 14, 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

Advisory Board of Practical Law

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation Subcommittee Chair on Membership and Diversity


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


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


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.1987

    Samuel Belkin Scholar

  • Union CollegeB.A., English & Political Sciencecum laude1984