Jay M. Ptashek

Jay Ptashek

joined Kirkland as a partner in July of 2009 after eight years as a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He is resident in the Firm's New York office and his practice focuses on syndicated senior debt and bridge loan financings primarily in the leveraged acquisition finance area. He also counsels clients in debt restructuring and general corporate finance matters.

Chambers and Partners’ 2014 guides to lawyers and law firms call Jay “fantastic” and describe him as “a smart lawyer who is able to think through the business issues” with a “very commercial” approach. The Legal 500 U.S. in 2012 noted Jay is “highly experienced, extremely hardworking and very knowledgeable.” He has been ranked as a leading attorney in banking and finance by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 U.S. He was also listed in the 2011 edition of New York Super Lawyers.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate and 2) Debt Finance
Law School New York University School of Law, J.D., 1992 cum laude
Education University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1989 with High Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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