Kevin W. Kelley is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Kelley is a member of the Capital Markets and Latin America Practice Groups. He has been active in Latin American, particularly Brazilian, capital markets and acquisition work since the early 1990s.
Mr. Kelley’s practice encompasses a broad range of capital markets transactions, particularly those involving non-U.S. issuers engaging in U.S. public or private securities offerings and exchange and tender offers. Mr. Kelley’s clients include the major U.S. investment banks as well as corporations, financial institutions and sovereign issuers throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. He has significant experience representing issuers and underwriters in public and 144A offerings of debt and equity securities, compliance with U.S. securities laws, and NYSE and NASDAQ listings by foreign issuers.
Mr. Kelley is consistently ranked as a leading Capital Markets lawyer concentrating in Latin America by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Latin America, International Financial Law Review, The Legal 500, The Legal 500 Latin America and Best Lawyers Brazil. Chambers highlighted Mr. Kelley’s “notable strength in cross-border capital markets transactions.” The Legal 500 Latin America recommends him in the areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, and Corporate and M&A. In addition, Mr. Kelley was listed in Latinvex’s Top 100 Lawyers and was selected as one of the world’s leading Capital Markets attorneys by Legal Media’s Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert Guide.
Mr. Kelley received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an Articles Editor of Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, in History, summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He clerked for the Honorable Thomas G. Gee in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.
Mr. Kelley is admitted to practice in New York. He is proficient in French.
University of Pennsylvania - 1982 Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania - 1979 Bachelor of Arts
University of Pennsylvania - 1979 Master of Arts
New York Bar