Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that restructuring partners Joshua Sussberg and Chad Husnick have become Fellows 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. Sussberg and Mr. Husnick are two of 39 new Fellows that are being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice. They will be formally inducted as Fellows in the 34th Class of the College at its annual meeting, March 2023, in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Sussberg is based in Kirkland’s New York office and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He has a broad range of restructuring and insolvency experience across numerous industries, and has consistently been recognized as a leading lawyer by the American Bankruptcy Institute, Business Insider, Chambers USA, IFLR 1000, Law360, the Legal 500 U.S. and Turnarounds & Workouts.
Mr. Husnick is based in Kirkland’s Chicago office, and regularly represents debtors, creditors, equity holders and other stakeholders in all aspects of corporate liability management, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. He has been recognized as a leading restructuring attorney by the American Bankruptcy Institute, The American Lawyer, Chambers USA, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Chicago Lawyer, Law360, the Legal 500 U.S. and Turnarounds & Workouts.
ACB Fellows include business and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges and other government officials, corporate turnaround specialists, accountants, financial advisors, academics and other professionals who are experts in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Criteria for selection as a Fellow of the College 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 elevating 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 Nominating 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 fund pro bono legal service programs and other activities consistent with the College’s goals. Underlying all of its work, the College is dedicated to enhancing professionalism, scholarship and service in bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice, and to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and across the insolvency profession.