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Kelsey Hughes-Blaum

Associate | Bankruptcy & Restructuring


Kelsey Hughes-Blaum joined Klehr Harrison as an Associate in 2017.  Kelsey focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, representing clients in matters involving sophisticated contract disputes, business tort claims, financial services and consumer banking issues, insolvency, and bankruptcy, among others.  Her practice currently includes representing and advising financial institutions in lender liability actions, inter-creditor disputes, foreclosure proceedings, bank fraud cases and third-party discovery matters.  Kelsey has experience in all phases of pre-trial practice, including drafting pleadings, authoring discovery requests and responses, drafting dispositive motions, and defending depositions, in state and federal court matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Kelsey served two consecutive terms as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William C. Carpenter, Jr. of the Delaware Superior Court, where she worked extensively with cases from the Court’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division.  During law school, Kelsey interned for the Honorable Mary Pat Thynge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and served as the Managing Editor of Research and Writing of the Villanova Law Review



Villanova University School of Law, J.D. (2015)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude (2012)



United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Awards and Honors

Managing Editor of Research and Writing, Villanova Law Review (Vol. LX)

Recipient, Dr. Arthur Clement Pulling Award for Extraordinary Service to the Villanova Law Review

Recipient, Villanova University School of Law Faculty Recognition Award

Recipient, Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service



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