Kelsey focuses her practice in the area of mass torts litigation, including cases involving benzene, product liability, and commercial disputes. Kelsey is experienced in drafting pleadings, written discovery, and dispositive motions, as well as the handling of other pre-trial matters. She is also experienced in the areas of environmental law and commercial litigation.
Kelsey also focuses on lobbying compliance, advising individuals and corporations on compliance with federal, state, and local laws governing government ethics and lobbying. Kelsey assists registered lobbyists with required bi-monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports with the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“JCOPE”) and the New York City Clerk. She also assists lobbyists with governmental audits and advises clients on issues related to the lobbyist gift ban under New York’s lobbying law.
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.
Kelsey was a Summer Associate at Harris Beach in 2016, and served as a Law Clerk in the Buffalo office during her final year of law school.
Prior to law school, Kelsey was a Division 1 scholarship track and field athlete at the University of Albany.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- New York’s Clean Energy Standard: Can Renewable Energy Development Revitalize Upstate New York’s Economy?, 26 BUFF. ENVTL. L.J. 55 (2018-19)
- Comment, Hey New York, You Can Frack: An Examination of How Liquefied Petroleum Gas Sidesteps New York’s Fracking Ban to Provide a Legal and Practical Approach for Horizontal Drilling in New York’s Marcellus Shale, 65 BUFF. L. REV. 375 (Apr. 2017).
- The Case for Innocent Athletes: Why Olympic Relay Teammates Need a Private Right of Action to Sue A Doping Teammate for Resulting Damages, 28 New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts & Sports L. J. 58 (Summer 2017).