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Profile

  • Joshua A. Sussberg G'00
  • Adjunct Professor
    Syracuse/NY

  • (212) 446-4829
  • joshua.sussberg@kirkland.com

  • Education
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    J.D. 2003
  • Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
    B.S., magna cum laude 2000


Joshua A. Sussberg G'00

Most recently, Josh was chosen as one of five bankruptcy attorneys nationwide as a Law360 2019 MVP. Josh was also recognized in the 2019 Legal 500 and the 2019 IFLR1000, Josh was named an Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds & Workouts in December 2018, recognizing 15 lawyers nationwide who are leaders in the bankruptcy field. Josh was also recently recognized by The Deal as the 2018 Consumer/Retail Lawyer of the Year following representations of companies including Toys R Us, BCBG, Gymboree, Mood Media and Charming Charlie. The 2018 Legal 500 recognized Josh as “tireless and super bright” and a key member of “one of the most preeminent law firms for US restructuring.”

Recognized in Chambers each year since 2011, Josh has been described as “a great lawyer; practical and solution oriented,” with one source noting: “He is extremely creative, smart and hard-working, and also easy to work with and a great problem solver.” Other editions of Chambers USA describe Josh as “excellent,” with clients praising his industrious work ethic and “very commercial” approach to matters; “practical, easy to work with and deal oriented in the sense he recognizes the best way to get a deal done is to work together.” Chambers USA has also recognized Josh’s “great courtroom presence,” with commentators noting that he is an “absolute pleasure to work with and against.”

In May 2019, Josh was awarded the first ever Young Leadership Award by UJA-Federation of New York Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group. In 2017, Josh was selected to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s inaugural “40 under 40” list, recognizing bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring professionals from around the world. Josh was named an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds & Workouts in 2014. Josh was recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” in Super Lawyers magazine’s 2013–2018 rankings. Previously he had been recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2011 and 2012.