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.

Selected Activities

  • 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