Jack Luze is a restructuring partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s. Jack advises companies, ad hoc committees, private equity firms, and other investors with respect to public, private, and portfolio companies in financial distress, including liability management transactions, financings, divestitures and acquisitions, and in and out-of-court restructurings. Jack also advises boards of directors and senior management of distressed companies regarding fiduciary duties and corporate governance. Jack has been recognized by the International Insolvency Institute as part of Class X for the NextGen Leadership Program.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Illinois


  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of LawJ.D.cum laude2013

    Order of Barristers

    American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy

    Joseph Kutten Award in Bankruptcy

    Don Sommers Award in Professional Responsibility

    CALI Awards (highest course grades): Bankruptcy, Commercial Law and Securities Regulation

    Executive Board, Washington University Global Studies Law Review

    National Moot Court Team

  • University of Northern IowaB.A., Economics & Management Information Systems2010