Press Release

Kate Stephenson Joins Kirkland's Restructuring Group in London

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is pleased to announce that Kate Stephenson has joined the Firm’s London office as a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group. Ms. Stephenson focuses her practice on providing professional support in financial restructurings and formal insolvency mandates for a wide range of stakeholders including individual lenders, steering committees, sponsors, borrowers and insolvency officeholders.

Ms. Stephenson joins Kirkland from the London office of Weil Gotshal & Manges, and was previously with Allen & Overy. Ms. Stephenson holds an MA from the University of Cambridge.

About the Restructuring Practice Group

Kirkland & Ellis’ Restructuring Practice Group utilizes the Firm’s offices in Europe, the United States and Asia to provide integrated services to clients worldwide. Kirkland’s restructuring lawyers have advised on some of the most complex, multijurisdictional restructurings in recent history and have a broad range of business advisory and crisis management skills to navigate clients through situations involving financially troubled companies. Kirkland lawyers have handled matters across industries including media, entertainment, transportation, manufacturing, energy and real estate.

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a law firm with 2,200 attorneys representing global clients in restructuring, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation/dispute resolution and arbitration, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 14 offices around the world: London, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.