Todd D. Kelly

Todd D. Kelly

Associate, Litigation


Todd Kelly represents companies and individuals in a wide range of complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. He also has experience counseling clients in connection with investigations and inquiries conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and Congress.

Mr. Kelly has advised companies and individuals in a variety of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, education and manufacturing. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes civil litigation and at all phases of litigation, including discovery, brief writing and appellate proceedings.

Representative matters include:

  • representing a trade organization challenging a Department of Education rulemaking in federal court under the Administrative Procedure Act;
  • assisting a multibillion-dollar company in an investigation by the SEC into the company’s accounting practices and relationship to its external auditor;
  • advising third parties associated with high-net-worth individuals in a high-profile defamation action;
  • representing a financial institution in conjunction with a John Doe suit seeking to identify and litigate alleged tortfeasors in connection with a cyberattack; and
  • advising an executive of a large credit reporting agency in parallel securities class action and derivative lawsuits stemming from a data breach.

In addition, Mr. Kelly maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on obtaining release for juvenile offenders serving lengthy sentences. He also served as a member of the pro bono team recognized by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee with a 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award for dedication to civil rights.



  • J.D., Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, 2017 (summa cum laude)
  • M.A., George Mason University, 2011
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2005


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Todd D. Kelly