Professional Fees (Long Kirkland & Ellis)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is printing money generally but Caesars has been particularly lucrative. No news there to anyone paying attention. All of the numbers are staggering, frankly, but on a relative basis, the most astounding number appears to be the amount billed by the Examiner's law firm, Winston & Strawn LLP. Admittedly, we didn't exist when this case was hot and heavy and so we didn't follow it too closely but $32mm - more than counsel to the UCC - seems rich to us. Footnote: did American Lawyer really need to single out one associate? Why is his law school even remotely relevant? So many questions.