Elected Member

David R. Keyes

Austin, TX
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Princeton University, A.B.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

Graduated law school with High Honors; clerked for U.S. Judge Walter Ely, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1968-69). Partner in Vinson & Elkins, Houston (1969-2006). Shareholder in Winstead PC, Houston (2007-08). Partner in Kelly Hart & Hallman, Austin (2009-16 and Of Counsel 2017). Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law (2007-present) and University of Houston Law Center (2012-present). Chair, State Bar of Texas Business Law Section (2013-14); former Chair of its Legal Opinions Committee. Area of Practice: Banking and Finance Law. Primary residence in Houston (where wife, Evelyn Keyes, is also an ALI member and an appellate judge), with secondary residence in Austin.

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Areas of Expertise
Banking Law
Business Law (Commercial Law)
Commercial Lending (Banking Law)
Commercial Law
Contracts Law
Contracts (Contracts Law)
Conflict of Laws
Debtor & Creditor (Bankruptcy Law)
Equipment Finance (Contracts Law)
Finance (Banking Law)
Lender Liability (Banking Law)
Letters of Credit (Banking Law)
Legal Writing (Professional Skills)
Payments (Commercial Law)
Secured Transactions (Commercial Law)
Uniform Commercial Code (Commercial Law)