Derek Hunter is a restructuring partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.


Thought Leadership


“Something to Remember: The Flexibility of Chapter 11 in Retail Situations,” New York Law Journal (2019) (Co-Author)

"Nobody Likes Rejection: Protecting IP Licenses in Cross-Border Insolvency," 47 Geo. J. Int'l L. 1167 (2016)

Speaking Engagements

Guest Lecturer, “A Study of ‘Mega’ Bankruptcy Cases: Impact on the Economy and Related Industries Seminar,” NYU School of Law, March 26, 2019, New York, New York (Hon. Arthur J. Gonzalez, Professor)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York


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


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2016

    Executive Senior Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law

    Barrister’s Council, Appellate Advocacy Division

  • University of Central FloridaB.A., Political Sciencemagna cum laude2013

    China-Taiwan Research Fellow, 2012