ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The “40 Under 40” honorees are distinguished by their professional achievements and service and are selected by a group of experienced insolvency professionals.
The honorees were announced at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Conference on Monday, Oct. 17, in Orlando, Fla., and will be recognized at the ABI’s 2022 Winter Leadership Conference in December in California.
“Kelli’s name is becoming widely regarded in the restructuring business. We are thrilled to see her recognized and included the ABI’s competitive 40 Under 40 program,” said Partner Frasher Murphy, chair of the Restructuring Practice Group.
Kelli handles both in-court and out-of-court restructurings, and related litigation, financings, and other transactions, for clients in the oil and gas, oilfield services, and electric power sectors, as well as in the engineering and construction, technology, and aviation industries. She has represented clients in some of the largest recent Chapter 11 cases, including cases filed by J. C. Penney Co., Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., and McDermott International Inc.
Kelli was identified in a 2020 analysis by The Texas Lawbook as one of the state’s busiest bankruptcy lawyers by case assignment. She was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2023 (Woodward/White, Inc.) for bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, as well as the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, Thomson Reuters, 2020-2022.
Kelli also was the subject of a 2020 Bloomberg Law “They’ve Got Next” profile, highlighting her work helping guide clients in the Rosehill Resources Inc., Southland Royalty Co., and Agera Energy LLC Chapter 11 cases.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.