About Kelly N. Hutchinson

As counsel in the Government and Public Finance group, Kelly Hutchinson knows how to advise governments who require access to the capital markets on how to issue general obligation and revenue bonds while adhering to regulations that govern municipal securities.

Utilizing a multifaceted background to advocate for clients

Kelly primarily works with state and local governments, investment banks and nonprofit entities. She has served as bond counsel and underwriters counsel on a variety of public finance transactions. This experience, coupled with her prior roles as an issuer, municipal advisor and investment banker gives her insight into the perspectives of all participants in her transactions. Before joining Katten, Kelly worked as director of capital markets for the State of Illinois, managing $30 billion of debt, raising over $10 billion of debt in the capital markets and helping create legislation to improve the efficiency of refunding transactions.

Before joining Katten, Kelly worked as director of capital markets for the State of Illinois, managing $30 billion of debt, raising over $10 billion of debt in the capital markets and helping create legislation to improve the efficiency of refunding transactions.

At the start of her career, Kelly worked as an investment banking analyst in the oil and gas division.

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Practice Focus

  • Corporate and corporate securities
  • Government and public finance

Representative Experience

  • Represented underwriter in more than $300 million of higher education bond issuances.
  • Represented bond holder in more than $2 billion of general obligation and revenue bond issuances.