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Ryan Bennett


Ryan Blaine Bennett is a partner in the Restructuring Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international law firm with approximately 2,900 attorneys representing clients in litigation, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. Kirkland operates from offices in 16 cities around the world. Ryan focuses his practice on protecting and advancing the financial interests of corporate debtors and secured and unsecured creditors in the various transactional and litigation-related aspects of the debtor-creditor relationship. He has played a principal role in representing sophisticated corporate debtors, investors and other key parties in some of the most complex restructuring cases and transactions during the past two decades.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and The Chicago Lawyer named Ryan to the “40 Under Forty” for 2015, selecting Ryan among over 1,000 nominees across all practice areas in the State of Illinois, Law360 also named Ryan as one of eight Bankruptcy “Rising Stars for 2014.” The Legal 500 U.S. recognized him for his “key role” in the Detroit Chapter 9 proceedings. Ryan was also named to the 2012 list of “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” by Turnarounds & Workouts, one of 12 individuals selected nationwide for their individual accomplishments in corporate restructuring.  He earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.