Weil, Gotshal & Manges announced Feb. 5 that Kelly McDonald, a business finance and restructuring associate in the firm’s Dallas office, has been selected as vice chairwoman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) NextGen Committee.
McDonald (pictured) says that TMA, an organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring and distress investing, has 48 chapters, including 31 in North America. The TMA NextGen program provides networking and education opportunities for young turnaround and corporate restructuring professionals.
During 2013, she will support Omar Mirza, the TMA NextGen Committee chairman and his goals to expand into Europe, McDonald says. She says she will become the committee’s chairwoman in 2014.
McDonald says she is a 2005 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and received a LL.M. in bankruptcy in 2006. After obtaining the LL.M., she served as a law clerk for U.S. bankruptcy Judge Gloria Burns, now the chief judge for the District of New Jersey, McDonald says. She says she worked for Shearman & Sterling in New York City before joining Weil in summer 2009.
Her practice focuses on handling bankruptcies in court and out-of-court workouts, McDonald says.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.