AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation & Arbitration

Biography

Kelsey Bond is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group.

Kelsey practices all aspects of complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Kelsey has experience litigating a wide range of disputes resulting from business transactions, including M&A litigation, arbitrations, and other commercial disputes. Kelsey has litigated claims related to fraud, breaches of representations and warranties, indemnity disputes, earnout disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty and escrow disputes, among others. Kelsey has experience with drafting pleadings, pretrial discovery, defending depositions, case-dispositive motion briefing, mediations, trial preparation, trial advocacy, post-trial briefing, and favorable settlement negotiation.

Kelsey serves as the Secretary of the Board of Brown Rudnick’s Charitable Foundation, which has a mission to provide grants to organizations focused on education in underserved communities.

While at the University of Connecticut School of Law Kelsey was the assistant managing editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, a member of the Moot Court Board, and earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in pretrial litigation, evidence, and constitutional law.

Awards

Representation

Representation of private equity portfolio company in connection with a fraud and breach of contract dispute arising out of a stock purchase agreement resulting in a favorable confidential post-trial settlement in the District of Delaware.

Representation of a purchaser of a corporation in pursuit of claims against the seller of the business for fraud and breaches of representations and warranties in the transaction agreement resulting in a favorable confidential pretrial settlement.

Representation of a seller of a corporation in a dispute related to customer and financial statement representations made in connection with the sale of the business resulting in a favorable confidential out-of-court settlement after mediation.

Representation of a publicly-traded corporation in connection with a breach of contract dispute related to an enterprise resources planning system services contract resulting in a trial victory in the Sothern District of New York.

Ongoing representation of a global private equity M&A firm in connection with various aspects of due diligence related to litigation risk and ongoing disputes involving potential target companies.

Representation of a committee of equity security holders for a publicly traded company in litigation against former corporate lenders in connection with a Chapter 7 restructuring resulting in a favorable confidential settlement.

Representation of individual executive against claims arising out of a corporate merger between two industry-leading corporations resulting in a confidential pretrial settlement.

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law – J.D., honors, 2016
University of Connecticut – B.A., 2013

Bar Admissions

Connecticut
Publications
Co-author, “Brown Rudnick’s M&A Litigation Team’s Court Victory Highlights When Buyers Can Pursue Indemnification Claims That Potentially Overlap With Net Working Capital Claims,” Brown Rudnick Alert (January 2021)
Co-author, “Could the Coronavirus Provide an “MAE” Escape Hatch for Nervous M&A Buyers?” Brown Rudnick Alert (March 2020)
Co-author, “Can COVID-19 Be Invoked to Justify Contractual Non-Performance,” Brown Rudnick Alert (March 2020)
Co-author, "Brown Rudnick’s M&A Trial Victory Highlights the Importance of Fundamental Representations," Brown Rudnick Alert, April 2019
Co-author, "Representation and Warranty Insurance: Navigating the Claims Process," Brown Rudnick Alert, January 29, 2019
Co-author, "Brown Rudnick’s M&A Trial Victory Highlights the Importance of Adhering to Contractual Requirements When Asserting Post-Closing Indemnification Claims," Brown Rudnick Alert, January 2018
Awards and Honors
The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022