Kara A. Hailey is Senior Attorney of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. 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 and became a senior attorney in 2009.
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
Honorable Louis L. Stanton, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1999-2001