Keli Whitlock

Keli Whitlock: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP
  • 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21202
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Keli Whitlock represents clients in connection with corporate and securities transactions, focusing on venture capital, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and the representation of emerging growth and middle market companies.

Ms. Whitlock represents a number of leading venture capital firms and angel investors.

In 2005, Ms. Whitlock was named one of the 40 Under 40 outstanding business leaders in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal.

Ms. Whitlock is a 1997 graduate, with honors, of the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, and a graduate, with honors, of Goucher College.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2006-present
- 1998-2006

Honors and Awards

•Listed in Smart CEO's Leading Lawyers, 2011
•Campaign for Our Children
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Board Memberships

•Dayspring Programs, Inc.
•Biodiesel University
- Advisory Board Member

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Publications

•Quoted, Pre-IPO Talks With Potential Investors Allowed in House Bill, Bloomberg BNA, August 13, 2018

•Co-author, Top Issues Shaping M&A in 2013, ACG Global's Middle Market Growth, June/July 2013
•Co-author, The Table is Set: Ten Trends for M&A in 20121, Mergers & Acquisitions, July 2012
•Co-author, Reading the Tea Leaves: Ten Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions in 2011, Mergers & Acquisitions, July 2011
• Is Venture Capital for You? Techlink, Maryland's Telecommunications and Technology monthly feature in The Daily Record, September 2001

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, From Formation to Funding: What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up At Night, University of Florida's Innovation Hub, January 26, 2012
•Featured on American Public Radio Marketplace report, Companies Raise Money at a Blistering Pace, April 12, 2011

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
713 402 3914  Phone
410 949 2952  Fax
University Attended:
Goucher College, B.A., with distinction, honors in English Literature, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 1997
Year of First Admission:
1998, Maryland

Professional Activities

•Maryland State Bar Association
•American Bar Association
- Business Law Section
•Mid-Atlantic Venture Association
•Greater Baltimore Technology Council
•Chesapeake Innovation Center
•Early Stage East

Board Memberships

•Dayspring Programs, Inc.
•Biodiesel University
- Advisory Board Member

Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; Representative Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms. ABS Capital Partners; Anthem Capital; Boulder Ventures; Core Capital Partners; Grotech Partners; JMI Equity Partners; Novak Biddle Venture Partners; Sterling Partners; Samuel James, Ltd.Representative Companies. Active Day, Inc. Fidelity Engineering Corporation; Infinity Business Group; Pay Rent, Build Credit; Silverthorn Biodiesel; Wayfarer Nurseries; Zylaya CorporationPro Bono Work. Dayspring Programs, Inc. Campaign for our Children, Inc. Biodiesel UniversityRepresentative Transactions. Represented a Virginia IT staffing and consulting company in connection with a two-step transaction involving a corporate restructuring in which the company contributed substantial amounts of its assets and liabilities to a Delaware limited liability company, which simultaneously sold its preferred units to a third party investor for $20 million. Represented investors in connection with the private placement of $500 million of preference shares in Michael Kors Holdings Limited with institutional investors. Represented an investment adviser in a complex financing of Groupon. Closed on $500 million of a $950 million offering of new series G preferred stock. Purchase of Housecall Medical Services by Allied Capital Corporation; Sale of Housecall Medical Resources, Inc. to Amedisys, Inc. Purchase by Active Day, Inc. of the Adult Day Care division of Almost Family, Inc. Sale of $35 million of preferred stock by NexTone Communications, Inc.

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