Kelly solves employment issues and resolves disputes that arise in the modern workplace with sound legal advice, creative negotiation strategies, and tough, yet pragmatic litigation tactics. Drawing from her prior business career managing national projects, client accounts, and employees in sectors as varied as aviation and telecommunications, she brings a multi-layered perspective to the workplace challenges faced by her clients.
Kelly guides clients through all employment-related matters in the business lifecycle, from start-up to wind down. Whether advising clients on policies and offer letters or managing compliance, leaves, and separations, she equips her clients with current legal insights and practical options. In litigating or resolving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or whistleblowing allegations, or conducting employment investigations and trainings, Kelly’s clients rely on her to provide efficient and cost-effective solutions. She also advises and represents clients in disputes over executive partnership arrangements, employee and executive contracts and compensation structures, wage and hour issues, commission agreements, handbooks, terminations, and other key facets of the employment relationship.
With a proven track record, Kelly has successfully represented clients before state and federal courts, in front of various administrative agencies, and throughout the arbitration and mediation processes. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced employment law with a New York boutique firm. Kelly began her legal career as a defense attorney, in which she sharpened her negotiation and trial skills representing clients entangled in a variety of issues such as alleged wiretapping, rioting, extradition, large-scale internet theft, and attempted murder.
Outside of work, Kelly is either soaking up moments with her family or gearing up for her next scuba diving adventure.