Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that restructuring partner Anup Sathy has become a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy (ACB), an honorary public service association of U.S. and international insolvency professionals devoted to sustaining excellence in the field. Mr. Sathy is one of 37 new Fellows honored and recognized for their professional excellence and their exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. He will be formally inducted as a Fellow at the annual meeting in March 2021.
Mr. Sathy, based in Kirkland’s Chicago and New York offices, is an internationally recognized practitioner in matters relating to corporate restructurings, workouts and Chapter 11 reorganizations. He has substantial experience representing and advising companies, buyers, boards, investors and lenders in all aspects of distressed and insolvency situations and has advised on some of the most complex restructuring matters in the country. He is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 U.S. and IFLR1000, and his work has been featured in The American Lawyer and Law360, among other publications.
ACB Fellows include judges, lawyers, international fellows, accountants, corporate turnaround specialists, government officials and other professionals who are experts in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Criteria for selection include: the highest standards 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; community service; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.
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 recommendations of Circuit Admissions Councils in each federal judicial circuit and Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.
ACB facilitates the effective domestic and cross-border application of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the administration of justice in the courts through, among other activities, conducting professional educational programs, sponsoring the publication of scholarly reports and maintaining the National Bankruptcy Archives. The College also funds projects that improve the quality of bankruptcy law and practice, as well as access to justice, in particular through grants by its affiliated foundation to pro bono legal service programs.