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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 meet 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
  • “5 Steps for Subscription Line Lenders Amid Fundraising Dip,” co-author, Law360, February 2023.


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)



The Fundraising Slowdown and Subscription Credit Facilities
January 31, 2023

For several years leading up to 2022, favorable economic conditions enabled private equity sponsors to enjoy a golden age of significant investment interest from large institutional investors with respect to such sponsors’ private investment vehicles. During this period many sponsors were able to raise larger-than-anticipated funds and rapidly return to market with oversubscribed successor funds. [...]