Press Release

Robert Scheibe Joins Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Robert H. Scheibe has joined the Firm as of counsel in its New York office. Mr. Scheibe has represented financial institutions in restructuring and bankruptcy matters for more than 35 years. He will serve as a key advisor to clients in financing and restructuring matters.

"Bob is a renowned and highly respected attorney with an impeccable reputation in the financing world," said Linda Myers, corporate partner in Kirkland's Chicago office. "We are happy to have him on our team, and to be able to call on his knowledge and experience in complicated financing matters."

Mr. Scheibe joins Kirkland after practicing with Morgan Lewis in New York for more than 10 years, where he was a partner and member of the firm's Financial Restructuring Practice. He frequently acted as counsel for JP Morgan Chase Bank as debtor-in-possession lender, including in the Chapter 11 cases of United Airlines, Tower Automotive, Kmart Corporation, World Kitchen Inc., LTV Steel Corporation, Polaroid Corporation, Burlington Industries Inc., Bruno's Inc., Paragon Trade Brands Inc., Marvel Entertainment Inc., The Caldor Corporation, Armstrong World Industries Inc., Harnischfeger Industries Inc., Barneys Inc. and others. He has also frequently acted as counsel to Wachovia Bank and other institutions.

Mr. Scheibe is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has been recognized as a leading attorney by numerous publications including Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. According to Chambers, clients described him as "a real expert in DIP financing," "a thoughtful and sound" practitioner and "an incredible draftsman."

"I am very glad to join Kirkland & Ellis," said Mr. Scheibe. "I look forward to beginning this new phase of my career alongside Kirkland's world-class financing and restructuring attorneys, many of whom I've worked with closely for years."

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Scheibe was a partner at Manhattan bankruptcy boutique Zalkin, Rodin & Goodman for more than 20 years.

Mr. Scheibe holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor of arts degree from Hobart College.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex financing, restructuring, corporate and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, real estate and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.