Kelsey Burgess

Associate, Miami



Kelsey is an associate in White & Case's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency practice. She advises debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and other interested parties with respect to chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, and related transactions.

As a law student, Kelsey served as Executive Forum Editor of the Florida Law Review, and participated in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division internship program, where she served as a judicial intern for federal District Judge Virginia Covington, Magistrate Judge Mark Pizzo, and Bankruptcy Judge Caryl Delano.

Bars and Courts
Florida State Bar
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Legal Studies
University of Central Florida


Garrett Motion, Inc.
Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 cases of Garrett Motion Inc., an automotive parts manufacturing company, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Techniplas, LLC
Representation of Techniplas, LLC, a global producer and manufacturer of plastic components in the automotive industry, in its chapter 11 cases.

Acosta, Inc.
Representation of an ad hoc group of crossover lenders and bondholders in the prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of Acosta, Inc., a leading sales and marketing company.

Puerto Rico
Representation of UBS Puerto Rico Funds in the restructuring of the Employees Retirement System of the Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico under title III of PROMESA.

Sempra Energy
Representation of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company, in its $9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., which indirectly owns 80% of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, an operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas. The transaction, which created the largest utility holding company in the US, valued Oncor at $18.8 billion. This transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year" by The Deal in 2018.

Awards and Recognition

Book Awards in Civil Procedure and Trial Practice

Frank E. Maloney Outstanding Candidate Award, Florida Law Review