Aparna Yenamandra is a restructuring partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on representing debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders in all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency proceedings. In the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, Aparna was described as “a flourishing talent” who is “phenomenal in court and works tirelessly to pull people together.” In 2019, she was included in Global Restructuring Review's list of “Women in Restructuring."


Thought Leadership


Contributing Editor, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice.


Interviewer of Keynote Speaker, The 19th Annual Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Investing Conference, New York, NY, February 24, 2023.

Panelist, “Attorneys and Advisors for All of Us: Representation of Directors and Managers in the Sale of Debtor Assets,” American Bankruptcy Institute 2018 Winter Leadership Conference, December 7, 2018.

Panelist, “The Role of Valuation in Chapter 11,” American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Level Professional Development Program, November 6, 2018.

Panelist, “Emerging Leaders Program,” American Bankruptcy Institute 25th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, July 12, 2018.


Listed in Global Restructuring Review's "Women in Restructuring 2019" 


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013New York


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


  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2012

    Order of the Coif

    Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review

  • New York UniversityB.A., Economics & Political Sciencecum laude2009