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Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Restructuring Group Selected for Award for Excellence by Chambers & Partners

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Restructuring Practice Group has been selected for an Award for Excellence by Chambers & Partners, a highly respected international rating firm. The group was recognized in the Bankruptcy Team category for providing superior service to its clients.

The award was presented at the third annual Chambers USA Awards dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York on June 12, 2008. Other finalists were Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

In Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008, Chambers commented, "Clients say they are 'impressed with the quality of each and every lawyer here,' particularly their 'experience, judgment and ability to see the pros and cons of a case.' Interviewees report that 'the work undertaken here is exemplary.'"

"We are honored to be recognized by Chambers for this prestigious award," said Rick Cieri, partner in Kirkland's Restructuring Practice Group. "We are delighted to have been selected from this group of impressive finalists."

The Chambers USA Awards dinner is intended to honor excellence in legal services in jurisdictions around the world. Finalists were determined by independent research carried out during the prior 12 months compiling the Chambers USA directory. The winning firms were selected by a distinguished panel of judges made up of international corporate buyers of legal services. Chambers & Partners publishes guides to lawyers and law firms that are relied upon by business people worldwide.

Kirkland has been recognized numerous times by Chambers & Partners in the past. In 2006, Kirkland was named USA Law Firm of Year. In 2004, Chambers selected Kirkland as the USA Litigation Law Firm of the Year and in 2002 and 2003, the Firm took home honors for its private equity practice. In 2003, the Firm was selected as USA Private Equity Law Firm of the Year, and in 2002, Kirkland was chosen as Private Equity International Law Firm of the Year.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,400-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex restructuring, litigation, dispute resolution/arbitration, corporate, tax, intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.