NEW YORK – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Jared Kelly has joined as a partner in the firm’s Global Corporate Group in New York. Formerly with White & Case LLP, Kelly will bolster the firm’s offerings in corporate finance matters, including high yield and investment grade bonds, bank financings and debt restructuring transactions.

Kelly is the seventh partner to join the Global Corporate Group since May, when Reed Smith opened its office in Dallas with three corporate partners.

“Jared has extensive experience leading complex public and private financings and other transactional matters,” said Matthew Petersen, co-head of the firm’s Global Corporate Group. “He is a high-energy lawyer with a sophisticated and growing practice and a reputation for relentless client service. His industry expertise in energy, fintech and technology is a perfect fit with our platform.”

Kelly focuses his practice on corporate finance transactions, including equity securities offerings, traditional bank finance and high yield bond issuances. He represents companies in the energy, fintech, media and manufacturing industries on securities issuances, SEC disclosure issues, corporate governance matters and exchange listing compliance. In addition, he has advised companies on corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, and represented borrowers and private equity sponsors on leveraged finance acquisitions, spin-offs, carve-outs and various debt financings.