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As a corporate litigator with a private firm, Kelly handled all aspects of commercial and representative litigation, including reviewing contracts, communicating with clients and corporate counsel to drive case strategy, researching, preparing and responding to discovery requests, drafting pleadings and dispositive motions in an array of subject areas, engaging in settlement negotiations, trying cases, preparing appellate briefs, and supervising and managing associates and paralegals.
In 2013, Kelly transitioned to being an officer in the Air Force Reserve and also teaching business law as an adjunct. Kelly's past and present practice includes a demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, develop solutions, and secure favorable case outcomes for clients. Kelly's goal as a professor is to teach the substantive law underlying each of her classes while also instilling such analysis and real-world solution-based skills.
Co-authored with Jeffrey T. Cox "Parsing the Demographic: The Challenge of Balancing Online Behavioral Advertising and Consumer Privacy Considerations," which was published in the March 2012 edition of the Aspen Publishing's Journal of Internet Law.Co-authored with Jeffrey T. Cox "Setting expectations: Social networking at work," which was published in the July/August 2011 edition of the Ohio State Bar Association's member magazine, the Ohio Lawyer.Authored "One Click Away from an Ethics Violation: Safe Social Networking for Lawyers," which was published in the March 2011 edition of the American Bar Association's The Young Lawyer.