Kaitlin Prior is a versatile legal professional whose career journey has evolved from corporate finance to the dynamic realm of restructuring work. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for navigating complex legal landscapes, she brings a unique blend of skills and dedication to her clients and their business objectives. Kaitlin is known for her love of interacting with people and fostering collaborative teamwork. Her commitment to excellence, combined with her innate ability to connect with clients and colleagues alike, makes her an invaluable asset in delivering strategic solutions and achieving successful outcomes in the field of restructuring law. 

Corporate Restructuring

Kaitlin counsels clients in complex restructuring matters and advises clients in preparing Chapter 11 matters for filing and negotiating restructuring transactions, including distressed asset sales/purchases, debtor-in-possession financing and exit financing. She also works on out-of-court restructuring and related finance matters.
Kaitlin works with clients in a variety of industries, including health care, technology, and consumer products and retail.

Prior Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Kaitlin focused her practice on corporate finance and restructuring. She represented borrowers, lenders and private equity firms in various financing transactions, including international and domestic acquisitions, restructurings, distressed refinancings, and indirect lending. 

Personal Interests

In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys collecting original print Agatha Christie books, working towards her pilot’s license, and finding the best breakfast tacos.


Bar Admissions

New York


Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy (senior editor) (2021)

Texas A&M University
B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, Certificates in European Union Politics and International Relations (2018)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Kaitlin has assisted in witness preparations, depositions and document review for various pro bono matters. She represented pro bono a former magistrate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in obtaining asylum in the United States.

Professional Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association 
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association 
  • Turnaround Management Association 
  • National Association of Women Lawyers 


  • Best Lawyers in America — “Ones to Watch,” Banking and Finance Law, 2024
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