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Laura Lesikar Whitley

Laura Whitley is a partner in the Finance Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone and serves as counsel to financial institutions and borrowers in an array of sophisticated finance transactions. Laura offers clients knowledgeable advice and is dedicated to helping clients met their business needs and goals.

During her career, Laura has represented agents, lenders and borrowers in syndicated credit transactions involving revolving credit facilities, subscription-secured credit facilities, term loans, letters of credit, multi-currency facilities, cross-border financings, and acquisition financings. Laura has also provided legal services to clients in a variety of industries in connection with secured credit facilities, secured and unsecured working capital lines of credit, and other commercial loans.

When not working on behalf of her clients, Laura is an active member of her community. Since 2007, Laura has been involved with the Junior League of Dallas, providing hundreds of volunteer service hours to Dallas area non-profits. Laura also serves on the board of directors for United to Learn and previously served on the board of directors for Promise House.

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  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Junior League of Dallas
  • Promise House, Board of Directors


B.B.A., College of William Mary, 2003

J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, 2006, magna cum laude, Manuscripts Editor, Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business


Judicial Intern, Honorable Elizabeth B. Lacy, Supreme Court of Virginia (2005)



Press Release
Laura Whitley Participates in Principal for a Day
November 02, 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Laura Whitley participated in Dallas ISD’s Principal for a Day program on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Charles Rice Learning Center. Dallas ISD’s “Principal for a Day” (PFAD) project brings community leaders into schools with a goal of forging ongoing partnerships with Dallas businesses and helping them understand the challenges and opportunities faced by Dallas schools. [...]