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Kirkland Partner Jonathan Henes Inducted Into the American College of Bankruptcy

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that New York partner Jonathan Henes has become a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals devoted to sustaining excellence in the field. Mr. Henes is one of 30 new Fellows honored and recognized for their professional excellence and their exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice.

Mr. Henes will be formally inducted during a ceremony on March 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Henes has led some of the most complex restructurings in the United States and abroad in a variety of industries, including media, chemicals, energy, manufacturing, real estate, retail and telecommunications. Mr. Henes has represented debtors (including portfolio, privately held and public companies), creditors' committees and distressed investors (including hedge funds, private equity funds and companies) in acquisitions, restructurings and bankruptcy cases. He has also advised boards of directors and senior managers of financially troubled companies regarding fiduciary duties and restructuring strategies and provided advice in connection with legacy, environmental, mass tort, retiree and pension liabilities of financially troubled companies; and advised investors in connection with the purchase of distressed assets and securities. Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Mr. Henes as a leading lawyer every year since 2009. He holds a J.D. cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.A. from Union College.

Fellows of The American College of Bankruptcy include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others in the bankruptcy and insolvency community. The College offers unique and challenging educational programs and publications, maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and, in conjunction with the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, is believed to be the single largest financial supporter of pro bono bankruptcy services in the United States.

Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a sustained record of achievement. Candidates are selected by the College’s Board of Regents from among recommendations of Circuit Admissions Councils in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and International Fellows. Criteria for selection as a Fellow of the College include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

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