Kelly focuses on assisting clients solve complex commercial disputes. She has litigated cases in New York state and federal courts, which have included appeals to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department and to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She negotiates settlements, both informally and through mediation, and has experience with arbitration.
Kelly has experience litigating complex contract disputes, disputes over ownership interests in closely-held businesses, disputes involving life settlements, anti-compete clauses and business torts, disputes over material adverse effect clauses, challenges to decisions of various administrative agencies (including under Article 78), insurance coverage disputes, indemnification disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and partnership disputes, among other business and commercial claims. She also has experience in class action defense and estate litigation.
Kelly also conducts complex corporate investigations, including those involving complicated financial components, and issues arising across numerous states. Her investigative experience has involved not only internal investigations, but also investigations conducted externally such as government compliance and enforcement, incorporating a detailed understanding of complex accounting principles, and the intersection of such principles with corporate financial statements.
Before joining Harris Beach, Kelly worked at an international law firm. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Charles R. Beyer at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.