Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2020, 9:40 AM

Kirkland Partner, Clarinetist Returns Ahead of Bankruptcy Wave

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

Not content with a life in retirement as a potentially unemployed musician, former Kirkland & Ellis partner and longtime clarinetist and concert producer Jeffrey Gettleman recently returned to the firm as it prepares to handle a deluge of restructuring work due to the coronavirus crisis.

Gettleman retired from Kirkland in December 2018 after more than 16 years working in its bankruptcy and restructuring practice in Chicago.

But it didn’t stick for long. Less than two years after putting court filings behind him in favor of musical compositions, Gettleman again heard Kirkland’s turnaround tune.

In late March, he rejoined the firm ...

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