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In the End, Bankruptcy Star Sprayregen Chooses Law over Banking

James Sprayregen has announced that he will re-join Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Sprayregen has spent the last two years at Goldman Sachs in New York.

"No doubt Sprayregen wanted to ride some of the big waves crashing at the shores of law firms these days. Kirkland, the Times reports, has already handled 10 major bankruptcy filings this year, including Tropicana Entertainment and Tousa Inc., the Florida home builder.

Sprayregen handled some major cases in his stint at Kirkland, including the United Airlines bankruptcy, in which his firm billed nearly $100 million in fees."

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This article appeared in its entirety in the December 1, 2008 edition of The Wall Street Journal Law Blog.