Kelly Stapleton
Managing Director
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National Practice Leader of the Unsecured Creditor Group
20+ years conducting investigations as a prosecutor, regulator and financial adviser
Former United States Trustee for Region 3 (Delaware)
Trusted fiduciary
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Kelly Beaudin Stapleton is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York and leads the firm’s Unsecured Creditors’ Committee practice. She also brings extensive experience as a financial adviser and in the fiduciary realm of trustee, examiner, receiver and administrator.

Her industry expertise spans the public sector, retail, banking, manufacturing, logistics and professional services sectors.

Ms. Stapleton currently advises the Unsecured Creditors Committees in Buccaneer Energy, Crumbs Bake Shop, Constar International and Keywell. She serves as the Liquidating Trustee in Keywell and Mount Vernon Monetary Management Center and the Plan Administrator in FKF / One Madison. Her previous UCC advisor roles include: Kodak, Newpage, Champs / Fox & Hound, Global Aviation, Getty, Value City, Archway and Mothers' Cookies, Sleep Innovations and Meadowcraft.

Before A&M, Ms. Stapleton was a managing director with two financial advisory firms in New York, representing debtors and creditors in reorganizations, liquidations, Section 363 sales and fraud investigations.

Previously, Ms. Stapleton was the U.S. Trustee for Region 3, appointed by the U.S. Attorney General in January 2005. In this role, she managed five state offices and was accountable for all bankruptcies filed in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She was responsible for hundreds of significant business and corporate restructurings, including Owens Corning, New Century Financial, Dura Automotive Systems and Sharper Image, working with distressed companies, creditors and lenders.

Prior to her appointment, she was in private practice from 1997-2005 and began her legal career in 1995 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Stapleton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. A frequent speaker and author on restructuring nationally, she has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Bloomberg.

With more than a decade of board governance experience, Ms. Stapleton is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Mid-Atlantic Advisory Board, served as the co-chair of the ABI's Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee, and co-founded the Writing Competition for the ABI Business Law Committee.

She is on the editorial board of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual and a member of the Forum of Executive Women. She is also a founder and board member of Keystone Weekend.