Kara Hailey’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, and domestic and cross-border financial transactions.
She regularly assists corporate debtors, creditors, investors and financial counterparties in bankruptcy-related transactions and out-of court workouts. She also frequently advises clients on debtor-in-possession financing, exit financing and loan forbearance.
Kara joined the firm in 1998, became a senior attorney in 2009, and became counsel in 2022.
- Co-chair, Cleary Gottlieb New York office diversity committee
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, 2011-2012
- Executive Member, board of directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, a nonprofit organization
- Member, YWCA of the City of New York’s 2012 Class of the Academy of Women Leaders, for her professional achievements, contributions to the community and dedication to women’s and diversity initiatives
New York State Supreme Court Allows Claims by Minority Lenders Not Participating in Uptier Debt Exchange to Survive Motion to Dismiss
Third Circuit Holds ‘Triangular Setoff’ Unenforceable in Bankruptcy
A Texas Bankruptcy Court Denies Debtors’ Rent Abatement Motion in the Chuck E. Cheese Cases