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Brya M. Keilson

Senior Counsel


Brya M. Keilson counsels clients on commercial bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters. She represents Chapter 11 debtors, insurers in all facets of bankruptcy-related issues, creditors committees, liquidating trustees, trade creditors and financial institutions, purchasers of assets, and both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous avoidance actions, including preference and fraudulent transfer actions.

Outside of bankruptcy, she represents receivers and assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors. She represents corporate clients in asset purchase deals and banks in front-end lending and workouts. She also has experience in commercial litigation, real estate matters, loan transactions, and corporate acquisitions.

Prior to joining Morris James, Brya worked in private practice at two firms for the first 13 years of her practice.  She then worked as a trial attorney at the Office of the U.S. Trustee where she  represented the U.S. Trustee for Region 3 in Chapter 11 and 7 cases pending in Delaware. Brya leverages the institutional knowledge gained through this experience in the counsel she provides to her bankruptcy clients.

Brya speaks on a broad range of topics concerning commercial bankruptcy law, including serving as a recurring panelist at the Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Institute.

Speaking Engagements

Conflict of Interest or Competitors in Conflict? The Jay Alix Suits Against McKinsey and Their Effect on Retained Professionals in Bankruptcy, TMA Mid-Atlantic, June 6, 2019
Avoidance Actions, Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Institute Conference, September 25, 2019
IWIRC Fall Conference Panelist, October 30, 2019

Professional Background

U.S. Trustee Trial Attorney

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Past Chair

Philadelphia Network of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Founding Member and Past Chair

Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, Steering Committee

Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Board Member

News & Events



Cherry Hill School District’s Bond Referendum Ad Hoc Committee, Member

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Delaware, 2005
Pennsylvania, 2005
New Jersey, 2004


Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2004

  • Villanova Law Review, Managing Editor, Staff Writer
  • Dean's Merit Scholar

Haverford College, B.A., Philosophy, 1999

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