Alex Kelly focuses her practice on white collar criminal matters and the resolution of complex civil litigation claims. She is valued by clients and colleagues alike for her strong case management skills and ability to handle difficult and/or high-stakes matters.
Alex’s white collar practice includes defending against government investigations, advising on corporate compliance practices, and monitoring companies on behalf of the U.S. government. Notably,
Alex is serving on the team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess, and report on the export control compliance of a major Chinese telecommunications company. She previously was a member of the team appointed by the Department of Justice to monitor a multinational medical device manufacturer and distributor, pursuant to the company’s deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. government.
With respect to civil litigation, Alex represents both plaintiffs and defendants involved in commercial, securities, and product liability disputes before state and federal courts across the country. Prior to joining the firm, Alex worked at the boutique law firm of Grais & Ellsworth LLP representing federal home loan banks and other institutional clients in civil litigation against large investment banks for improper sales of mortgage-backed securities.
Alex is skilled in virtually all phases of case development, ranging from motion practice and discovery to hearings and trial. Her approach to problem-solving and dispute resolution is to understand the case from her client’s distinct perspective, including the result they ultimately seek. Alex’s objective is to advance her clients’ interests at every turn.
Professional and Community Involvement
Pro bono counsel, obtained asylum for LGBT clients from Central America, undertaking all phases of the proceedings, including trial and conducting all client meetings in Spanish
Pro bono counsel, representing a woman whose son was fatally shot by Los Angeles County deputies in a civil rights case in federal court
Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Los Angeles Chapter