Barbara Krasa Kelly works in Skadden’s Office of the General Counsel. She focuses on risk management issues and professional responsibility matters for the firm.


Ms. Kelly manages the firm’s insurance matters and advises the firm’s lawyers and personnel on ethics issues, conflicts, firm contracts, hiring issues and engagement letters. Prior to serving in this role, she practiced in Skadden’s Corporate Restructuring Group.

Ms. Kelly serves on the board of directors of Peer Health Exchange, a national nonprofit organization that trains college students to teach health education in public high schools. She has been an adviser to and served on the boards of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, the American Fund for Czechoslovak Relief and Grameen America. Ms. Kelly also is a former member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics.



  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • B.A., Yale University


  • New York

Barbara Krasa Kelly

Firm Counsel, Office of the General Counsel