In Turnarounds & Workouts' annual report on the bankruptcy industry, Kirkland was featured for its work on four of the 15 largest Chapter 11 filings of 2010, the most of the top 15 largest cases filed by any one law firm.
Partner Paul Basta was listed as debtor's counsel for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which ranked 2nd with $2.5 billion in assets. Partner James Sprayregen was listed as debtor's counsel for Innkeepers USA Trust, which ranked 4th with $1.5 billion in assets. Partner Richard Cieri was listed as debtor's counsel for Local Insight Media Holdings, which ranked 10th with $800 million in assets. Partner Brian Lennon was listed as debtor's counsel for Neff Corp., which ranked 13th with $600 million in assets.