Spencer Winters is a restructuring partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Spencer's practice focuses on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and he has been recognized by the International Insolvency Institute as part of Class XI for the NextGen Leadership Program.


Thought Leadership


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

Note, The Law of Ponzi Payouts, 111 Mich. L. Rev. 119 (2012)

Essay, The Volcker Rule's Hedging Exemption, 110 Mich L. Rev. First Impressions 90 (2012)


Recognized as part of The International Insolvency Institute’s 2022 NextGen Leadership Program

Selected as 2018 “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Illinois


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2013
    Notes Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • University of Colorado at BoulderB.S.B.A., Financewith Distinction2010