Scott Vail is a restructuring associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Scott’s practice encompasses all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.


Thought Leadership


Contributing Editor of the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice

“Slapping the Hand at the Dinner Table: A Practical Tax Solution to Employer-Provided Meal Benefits,” 2016 U. ILL. L. REV. 689 (2016)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in New York
  • 2016, Illinois


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

    Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

    Articles Editor, University of Illinois Law Review

  • Butler UniversityB.S., Accounting2012

    College of Business Dean’s List

    Horizon League All-Academic Men’s Soccer Team

    NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer Team