In Turnarounds & Workouts' annual report on the bankruptcy industry, Kirkland was mentioned for its work on four of the top 10 successful restructurings of 2010, more than any other law firm.
Partners Richard Cieri, Natasha Labovitz and Craig Bruens were lead counsel for Chemtura Corporation. James Sprayregen, Anup Sathy and Chad Husnick were lead counsel for General Growth Properties. James Sprayregen, Paul Basta and Nicole Greenblatt were lead counsel for Reader's Digest. Richard Cieri, Jonathan Henes, Patrick Nash and Nicole Greenblatt were lead counsel for Tronox.