Kelley A. Cornish, Esq.

Partner, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Kelley Cornish is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Kelley represents the full range of participants in bankruptcy cases and corporate restructurings – debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, official and unofficial committees, and acquirors of distressed assets. She also has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, including bankruptcy-related litigation involving fraudulent transfers, preferences and equitable subordination. Kelley’s recent debtor company representations include The Bon-Ton Stores, Performance Sports Group, Foresight Energy, Walter Energy and AbitibiBowater (now known as Resolute Forest Products). Kelley also has extensive creditor-side experience, including representing ad hoc groups in the restructurings of  Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company, Allen Systems Group and Winn Dixie, and strategic creditors to the City of Detroit and Howrey LLP.

Kelley was recently named Woman of the Year in Restructuring by the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the premier international networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency industry. She has been recognized as a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group and is consistently listed among her peers by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer. Clients praise Kelley as “someone you want on your side when the stakes are high,” describing her as “tough, practical and good at seeing the macro issues” in a case. She is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and speaks frequently at industry events.

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