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Stephen Hessler

Stephen Hessler

Panel Moderator
Kirkland & Ellis

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About this Speaker

Steve Hessler’s practice involves representing debtors, creditors, and investors in large and complex corporate Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and acquisitions. Steve has counseled clients across a broad range of industries including telecommunications, energy, gaming, hospitality and real estate, financial institutions, and manufacturing. Steve was recognized in the 2015–2020 editions of Chambers USA, with sources in the 2020 edition noting he “is an incredibly bright strategic thinker who can tell you how a case is going to be resolved before it even starts.” Steve is a frequent lecturer and author on various restructuring related topics and is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also co-founded the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Restructuring Studies, a multidisciplinary initiative that seeks to address restructuring issues and influence the public policy in a manner that has practical application for investors, practitioners, academics, and regulators. He also served as the Chairman of the Advisory Board on Administrative Claims, Critical Vendors, and Other Pressures on Liquidity for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 from 2012–2015.

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