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Chelsea Leitch

Chelsea Leitch is a counsel in Haynes and Boone’s Corporate Practice Group. Her practice focuses on structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex commercial agreements and related arrangements, bringing strategic legal insight and practical solutions into clients’ business relationships. She is a trusted advisor for clients in a variety of industries, including aviation, food and beverage, automotive, financial services, and manufacturing, and regularly assists them with a range of contracts, from business-critical, high-profile, complex commercial agreements to routine contracts that facilitate their day-to-day business activities.

Chelsea also has experience assisting clients with securities-related matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and corporate governance best practices and regulations.

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  • Represented Fortune 500 transportation company in drafting, negotiating and managing international and domestic vendor agreements
  • Represented Fortune 500 transportation company in drafting and negotiating unique and complex services agreements
  • Represented major food and beverage retailer in revitalizing purchase and sale templates and creating playbooks related to same
  • Represented components manufacturer in reviewing and negotiating supply agreements with major customers
  • Represented fintech company in building contractual structure for, and drafting and negotiating agreements related to, industry-first credit card co-brand and cryptocurrency rewards program arrangement
  • Represented packaging manufacturer in drafting procurement policy
  • Represented international mobility company with services agreements and playbook relating to incentive programs
  • Represented mint in creating customer-facing consignment agreement template
  • Represented performing arts center in drafting and negotiation of concessions agreement
  • Represented art museum in drafting, negotiation and interpretation of various commercial agreements

  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022-2024
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2024
  • “How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Commercial Contracts,” Speaker, Texas General Counsel Forum, August 11, 2023
  • “Drafting and Negotiating Complex Commercial Agreements,” Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel, November 15, 2022
  • “Drafting and Negotiating Complex Commercial Agreements,” Faculty, State Bar of Texas 13th Annual Essentials of Business Law, March 4, 2022
  • “SEC Disclosure Trends and Updates,” Haynes Boone and DFIN’s - Coffee Tea and the SEC, November 19, 2019


J.D., Law, University of Virginia School of Law, 2014, Articles Editor, Virginia Law and Business Review; Dillard Fellow; Rosenbloom Award

B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, 2010, with honors; Texas Mediation and Facilitation Certification



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Texas Super Lawyers Lists 24 Haynes Boone Attorneys as 2024 Rising Stars
March 22, 2024

Super Lawyers has included 24 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers in its 2024 Rising Stars directory. Published by Thomson Reuters, the directory includes only 2 percent of young lawyers in Texas, selected through peer nominations and research. To be eligible, lawyers must be 40 or younger or practicing fewer than 10 years. The following Haynes Boone lawyers are featured as 2024 Texas Rising Stars and l [...]