Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Bolsters Restructuring Group

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher Marcus has joined the Firm as a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Marcus will be resident in the New York office, effective Aug. 1. With the addition of Mr. Marcus, Kirkland's global Restructuring Practice Group has nearly 100 lawyers. Mr. Marcus joins the Firm from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was a partner in the Business Finance and Restructuring Department.

As reported by Bloomberg News in June, Kirkland is handling the most large U.S. bankruptcies, based on debt, for 2008. Mr. Marcus will work with members of Kirkland's Restructuring Group to continue to expand this thriving practice.

"We are very pleased to have Chris join our ranks," said Richard Cieri, a senior partner in Kirkland's Restructuring Practice Group. "We are busy with several significant restructurings this year, and the addition of talented, experienced lawyers like Chris will allow us to continue to take on these complex matters while providing outstanding client service."

While at Weil, Mr. Marcus represented debtors, creditors and investors in distressed companies in a wide array of industries, including high-tech, telecommunications, retail, energy, biotechnology and healthcare. He has represented companies including Sharper Image, Lexington Precision, Silicon Graphics, WorldCom and Footstar, and has represented creditors in Calpine Corporation and Owens Corning.

Named as an "Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer" in 2007 by Turnarounds & Workouts, Mr. Marcus is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. He earned a law degree summa cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was a research editor of the Law Review.

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