James Carr

Jim serves as Chair of Kelley Drye and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to being elected as Chair of Kelley Drye, he was the Chair of the Bankruptcy Department. Over the past three decades, Jim has built the firm’s Bankruptcy Department into one of the premier creditors’ rights group in the country. His practice focuses on creditor representations in corporate bankruptcy cases, representing official committees of unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, owners and developers of shopping centers and individual creditors. Jim’s commitment to providing expert client service and achieving successful outcomes for his clients is unmatched. One of Law360’s “10 Most Admired Bankruptcy Attorneys,” Jim’s many achievements and contributions to the bankruptcy community have been recognized such by prestigious publications, including Chambers USA and Chambers Global, Law360, The M&A Advisor, The Best Lawyers in America©, The Deal Pipeline, Super Lawyers, Turnaround Atlas Awards, and others.

What Jim most enjoys about his career… I enjoy collaborating with my clients and supporting them while addressing the complexities of chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. My experiences have helped me become a savvy business advisor and expert negotiator, who can think strategically to accomplish my clients’ business objectives.