Susheel Kirpalani is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, and Chairperson of the firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. Susheel's many notable representations include: serving as the Court-appointed Examiner and Mediator in Dynegy, representing the statutory creditors' committees in SemGroup and Sentinel, serving as conflicts counsel to estate fiduciaries in Lehman Brothers, Idearc, Washington Mutual, and Solutia, representing boards of directors, such as that of Lukoil Americas Corp., and representing the controlling stockholder in LyondellBasell and Sbarro. Susheel also has broad experience in international insolvencies, leading the firm's engagements for Dubai World in drafting Dubai's bankruptcy legislation for public decree companies, and for the Joint Liquidators of the Kingate Global and Euro Funds in the SIPC proceeding against Bernard L. Madoff's defunct firm. Susheel's established reputation for creativity and advocacy in creditors' rights against companies tainted by fraud include such historic cases as Enron Corp. and Refco Group Ltd.
In 2013, The American Lawyer honored Susheel as "Dealmaker of the Year" for his work as Examiner and Mediator in Dynegy. He has been recognized by The Deal as one of eight attorneys "poised to become significant figures in the bars of cities ranging from Houston to Paris." Additionally recognized by Law360 as one of the ten most admired bankruptcy attorneys in the country. Chambers USA 2014 ranks Susheel in Band One, describing him as "very creative, aggressive and hard-working" and "a tremendous courtroom advocate. Expert Guides has named Susheel one of the "Top 30 most pre-eminent Insolvency Lawyers in America in 2012." He is a recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of New York's esteemed Litigation Achievement Award.
Susheel is a frequent lecturer and panelist across the country on topics relating to financial crisis litigation, distressed investing, and bankruptcy. He has been a regular guest speaker at NYU School of Law's seminar in advanced bankruptcy taught by former bankruptcy chief judge, Arthur Gonzalez. Susheel is a member of the Dean's Planning Council for his alma mater, Fordham University School of Law, where he has created a scholarship for public service, and is involved in various charitable endeavors, including Tina's Wish, an organization funding research for ovarian cancer.
Susheel received his JD in 1994 from Fordham University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and has a bachelor's degree in economics from Queens College. He is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of New York as well as several federal circuit courts of appeals.