Jones Day scores seven-strong team from Kirkland

Jones Day has boosted its US restructuring practice with the hire of a seven-lawyer team from Kirkland & Ellis.

The US firm has recruited Kirkland’s Los Angeles restructuring head Richard Wynne and partner Bennet Spiegel as well as counsels Lori Sinanyan and Erin Brady for its LA office. Jones Day has also hired three associates for its New York office.

Jones Day LA head Rick McKnight said: “The addition of this substantial restructuring strength in Los Angeles creates depth to our transaction and litigation services.”

The hires comes after Jones Day has won a number of high-profile instructions in the bankruptcy and restructuring arena.

Earlier this year The Lawyer reported that longstanding client Chrysler had drafted in bankruptcy partner Corinne Ball to advise on its Chapter 11 filings (1 May).