Kelsey is a member of a national coordinating counsel team defending a nationwide docket in complex products liability and occupational injury matters. The focus of her practice centers on mass tort litigation involving highly technical chemical exposure cases featuring dozens of defendants and requiring management of numerous expert witnesses with expertise in industrial hygiene, toxicology, oncology/hematology, risk assessment, and hazards/warnings.
Kelsey has extensive experience in developing strategy for and drafting pre-trial, trial, and post-trial materials that play a central role in the resolution of mass tort litigation, whether by settlement or through trial. She conducts legal research and crafts arguments for the drafting of written pleadings, discovery responses, dispositive motions, motions in limine, Daubert/Frye expert challenges, and other matters. Kelsey has experience directing litigation strategy and prepares client recommendations as to damages and development of resolution plans. She also handles environmental law and general commercial litigation matters.
In addition, Kelsey advises corporations on state and local laws governing government ethics and lobbying. She assists corporations and organizations in the creation of federal and state Political Action Committees (“PACs”) and advises organizations and individuals on compliance with campaign finance rules and regulations. She advises registered lobbyists on required bi-monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports with the New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (CELG), formerly known as the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), and the New York City Clerk. She provides guidance to lobbyists served with governmental audits and advises clients on compliance-related issues for New York’s lobbyist gift ban. Her clients include some of the state’s largest lobbying organizations.
During law school, Kelsey served as Judicial Clerk for the Hon. William M. Skretny, United States District Judge for the Western District of New York. She also served as Publications Editor for the Buffalo Law Review and Executive Editor of the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal.
Prior to law school, Kelsey was a Division I scholarship track and field athlete at the University of Albany.