Kaelyn Gustafson joined Friedman Kaplan in March 2023 to focus on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.
Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Kaelyn was a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP where she handled a range of matters, including government and internal investigations, securities and shareholder litigation, and commercial litigation. Prior to that, she clerked for the Honorable James Orenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Rebecca Freyre of the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Outside the Office
Kaelyn is co-chair on New York State Bar Association's Legislative Affairs Committee of the Women in Law Section, and a member of New York State Bar Association's White Collar Criminal Litigation Committee of the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section. She has participated on New York State Bar Association panels including “The Legislative Process in NYS: How 'Revenge Porn' Became a Crime” as a speaker, and “The Legislative Process in NYS: Women's Fight for Equal Rights” as a moderator. She also volunteers for Kelleigh's Cause, a 501(c)(3), which raises funds to research rare and life-threatening illness arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. (2016)
Colorado State University, M.A. (2011)
James Madison College, Michigan State University, B.A., with honors (2009)
State of New York
State of Colorado
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
The Honorable James Orenstein, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
The Honorable Rebecca Freyre, Colorado Court of Appeals
Honors and Awards
Order of the Coif, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Law Review and Publications
Symposium Editor, Denver Law Review