Christopher M.Kelly (Chris)

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3438 Cleveland + 1.216.586.1238

Chris Kelly is a corporate lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. He represents corporations and financial institutions in diverse domestic and international corporate finance matters including public equity and debt offerings, Rule 144A high yield offerings, private capital raisings, reorganizations, restructurings, recapitalizations, and acquisition transactions. He regularly advises SEC reporting companies on corporate governance, board of directors, securities laws, stock exchange rules, and related public company regulatory compliance matters.

Notable corporate clients include Athersys, Eaton Corporation, The J.M. Smucker Company, KeyCorp, National Fuel Gas, Olympic Steel, Owens Corning, and TransDigm Group. Chris's extensive financial institution representations include Jefferies and KeyBanc Capital Markets, among others, in public and private offerings of both debt and equity securities.

Chris is co-chair of the Greater Cleveland United Way Campaign (2017-2018). He served as a co-chair of the Host Committee for the 2016 Republican National Convention; serves as a board member of The Cleveland Orchestra, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Catholic Community Foundation, and EDWINS Foundation; and serves as a trustee of the Kulas Foundation. Chris also sits on the board of trustees of Canisius College. He previously served on the boards of Team NEO, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Canisius College Board of Regents, Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU), and Sisters of Charity Health System. Chris is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland (Class of 2006).

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Experience

  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $750 million offering of 2.550% Senior NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead-left book-running manager, together with the other underwriters, in KeyCorp's public offering of $750 million of 2.550% Senior Notes due October 2029 under KeyCorp's medium-term notes program.
  • Morgan Stanley-led syndicate completes $450 million public offering of Depositary SharesJones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and the other underwriters in connection with KeyCorp’s $450 million public offering of 18,000,000 Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of Fixed Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series G (included as Tier 1 regulatory capital).
  • KeyBank issues $350 million of Subordinated Bank NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.900% Subordinated Bank Notes due April 13, 2029 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • KeyBank issues $1.0 billion of Senior Bank NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s (“KeyBank”) offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Bank Notes due February 1, 2022 and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.300% Senior Bank Notes due February 1, 2022 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $500 million offering of 4.150% Senior NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead-left book-running manager, together with the other underwriters, in connection with KeyCorp's public offering of $500 million of 4.150% Senior Notes due October 2025 under KeyCorp's Medium-Term Notes Program.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate re-establish bank note program for issuance of $20 billion aggregate principal amount of Unsecured Senior and Subordinated Notes of KeyBank National AssociationJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co., and other dealers in connection with the re-establishment of a bank note program for the issuance of up to $20 billion aggregate principal amount of Unsecured Senior and Subordinated Notes of KeyBank National Association.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $300 million registered public offering of 4.75% NotesJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company in connection with its registered public offering of $300 million of 4.75% Notes due 2028.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $425 million public offering of Depositary SharesJones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co., KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and the other underwriters in connection with KeyCorp’s $425 million public offering of 17,000,000 Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of Fixed Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series F.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets participates in $500 million Senior Notes offering by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. in connection with KeyBank National Association’s offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.350% Senior Notes due June 15, 2021 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $750 million offering of 4.100% Senior NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; Academy Securities, Inc.; and CastleOak Securities, L.P. in connection with KeyCorp's public offering of $750 million of 4.100% Senior Notes due April 2028 under KeyCorp's Medium-Term Notes Program.
  • KeyBank Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $500 million Senior Notes offering by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as lead agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.375% Senior Notes due March 7, 2023 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $300 million registered public offering of NotesJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company, an integrated energy company, in connection with its registered public offering of $300 million of 3.95% Notes due 2027.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $750 million Senior Notes offering by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as lead agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s issuance of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.300% Senior Notes due September 14, 2022 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Owens Corning issues $600 million of 4.300% Senior Notes in public offeringJones Day represented Owens Corning, a global developer and producer of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.300% Senior Notes due 2047.
  • J.P. Morgan acts as agent in KeyCorp’s establishment of its MTN programJones Day represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as lead agent, in KeyCorp’s establishment of its Medium-Term Notes program.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $600 million Senior Notes Offering by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Academy Securities, Inc., and CastleOak Securities, L.P., as agents, in connection with KeyBank's issuance and sale of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.400% Senior Bank Notes due June 9, 2022 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • TransDigm Group issues additional 6.500% Senior Subordinated NotesJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm Group, of additional 6.500% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) in an aggregate principal amount of $300 million.
  • Omniglobe International (now known as Sequential Technology International) acquires portion of activation business of Synchronoss Technologies Inc.Jones Day advised Omniglobe International (now known as Sequential Technology International) in its acquisition of 70 percent of Synchronoss Technologies Inc.'s carrier activation business, with Synchronoss retaining a 30 percent stake that could be reduced in 2017.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $500 million public offering of Depositary SharesJones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; UBS Securities LLC; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as underwriters, in connection with KeyCorp’s $500 million public offering of 20,000,000 Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series E.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $750 million Senior Notes offering by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Academy Securities Inc., and CastleOak Securities L.P., as agents, in connection with KeyBank's issuance and sale of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its Floating Rate Senior Bank Notes due November 22, 2021 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.500% Senior Bank Notes due November 22, 2021 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • February 14, 2013
      Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy
    • September 16, 2010
      2010 Speaker Series: Survival in Today’s M&A and Capital Markets Arena
    • October 17, 2008
      TARP Capital Purchase Program
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