Kyle Kimpler

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Kyle Kimpler

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP , New York, NY

“Kyle is as smart as they come, even-keeled at all times, incredibly cool under pressure and a great colleague.”

KYLE is a partner in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s Restructuring Department. He has broad experience advising clients in complex restructuring and bankruptcy cases, including secured creditors, ad hoc creditor committees, distressed investment funds, claim-purchasers and equity sponsors. He has particular expertise in bankruptcy-related litigation and insolvency issues involving structured finance and derivative transactions. His recent notable cases include representing General Motors LLC in bankruptcy litigation related to the recall of 12 million vehicles, Apollo Global Management as plan sponsor to Hertz’s chapter 11 plan, an ad hoc group of noteholders in the ongoing chapter 11 cases of Intelsat, The Baupost Group L.L.C. in the chapter 11 cases of Westinghouse Electric Company, and an ad hoc group of first-lien lenders in the chapter 11 cases of Frontier Communications Corporation.

Kyle has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner” in restructuring, and as a notable practitioner in structured finance (derivatives). He is also an active member of Practising Law Institute and most recently served as a panelist for “Corporate Governance, and Sales of Assets” as part of its Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2021: Current Developments program.

Kyle maintains an active pro bono practice. Last year, he spent more than 350 hours representing families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in the Remington Outdoor bankruptcy proceedings. He and his team successfully secured critical modifications to the Remington plan, which allowed the Sandy Hook Families to continue prosecuting their claims against Remington’s estate.


  • J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • B.A., Cum Laude, Philosophy, University of Kansas