Kelsey Schmidt Joins Haynes Boone as Partner

Haynes & Boone, LLP announced May 6 Kelsey Schmidt joined the firm’s Denver office labor and employment practice group. Schmidt joins from Fox Rothschild, where she practiced for the past four years. 

Schmidt gives employment advice and counsel to employers of all sizes, often representing them in litigation. Her practice covers discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, hiring, handbooks, absences, terminations and union avoidance. 

“I am eager to be joining the collaborative culture in place at Haynes Boone,” Schmidt said in a press release. “The team-oriented environment is something that I value and I am thrilled to contribute to it at this esteemed firm.” 

Outside of the office, Schmidt has spent two years as a board member for Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado. 

“Kelsey’s depth of knowledge within labor and employment law make her a valuable addition to our team,” said Dan Malone, Denver office managing partner, in a press release. “Her passion for advocating on behalf of clients aligns perfectly with our firm’s values, and we’re so excited to welcome her to Haynes Boone.” 

Schmidt is the second partner to join Haynes Boone in under a week, with the arrival of Mark Payne in London on May 1. She is also the eighth lateral hire to join Haynes Boone in 2024. 

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