Brian P. Kelly
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Brian P. Kelly is counsel in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP. Mr. Kelly has a broad range of experience representing corporate and individual clients in litigation and enforcement matters, including criminal and complex civil litigation, internal investigations, government enforcement actions, domestic and foreign forfeiture proceedings, and appellate matters. Those matters have involved civil and criminal RICO, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, gaming regulations, and SEC and DOJ investigations. In 2009, Mr. Kelly assisted in the successful appeal in the United States Supreme Court barring further prosecution of a former Enron executive on double jeopardy grounds. Yeager v. United States, 129 S. Ct. 2360 (2009).
Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Kelly was an associate in the Government Enforcement Practice Group at Ropes & Gray. Mr. Kelly received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School in 2007 (with honors). He received a B.A. from Saint Louis University in 2004 (magna cum laude).
BuckleySandler represented the Navajo Nation, the largest Indian tribe in the United States, in Navajo Nation v. United States, Case No. 06-945L, in the United States Court of Federal Claims. In Aug... MORE
Represented National City Bank, and its successor-in-interest, PNC, in joint CFPB and DOJ settlement resolving allegations that National City’s discretionary pricing policies in its mortgage len... MORE
Representing regional bank in CFPB fair lending investigation focusing on discretionary pricing in an acquired legacy portfolio.
Representation of former senior executive of Freddie Mac in securities fraud investigation by SEC regarding financial disclosures of mortgage losses, resulting in Staff's decision not to recommend enf... MORE
Represent top 10 bank in ongoing investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York regarding the bank's compliance with FHA's direct endorsement lender program, including the ba... MORE
Represent top 10 bank in ongoing investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York regarding the bank's mortgage underwriting standards and representations made in the sale of l... MORE
The Navajo Nation stated claims for induced breach of trust, conspiracy, tort and contract violations, and other common law claims pertaining to the corporate defendants’ mining and use of coal ... MORE
Represented natural gas trader in appeal of conviction for wire fraud and denial of post-verdict motions for judgment of acquittal and for a new trial.
Represent actor Wesley Snipes in appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in ongoing litigation surrounding his conviction of tax evasion and other charges.
Represented former Enron executive in a three month criminal trial resulting in acquittal of the major counts and a favorable ruling in the United States Supreme Court. In October 2009 the United Stat... MORE
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Awards & Recognition
- Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Appellate
- Super Lawyers 2015 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Appellate
- Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Star: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, Appellate