Alexandra Kelly

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Phone 1: 310-284-3895

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Alex Sloan Kelly, a member of Barnes & Thornburg's White Collar, Compliance, and European Practice Groups, focuses on the defense of white collar criminal matters, monitoring companies on behalf of the United States government, and conducting complex civil litigation. She is valued by clients and colleagues alike for her strong case management skills and ability to handle difficult, high-stakes matters. Alex’s white collar practice includes defending against government investigations, conducting internal investigations, and advising on export control and foreign bribery compliance matters.

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 U.S. Department of Justice to monitor a multinational medical device manufacturer and distributor, with operations in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. With respect to civil litigation, Alex represents both plaintiffs and defendants involved in commercial, securities, and product liability disputes in state and federal courts across the country. Prior to joining the firm, Alex worked at the boutique litigation law firm of Grais & Ellsworth LLP in New York City, representing federal home loan banks and other institutional clients in civil litigation against large investment banks involved in the improper sales of mortgage-backed securities.

Alex is a Franco-American who spent much of her youth in Brussels, Belgium, and attended the Lycée Français.  With her deep experience and understanding of Western Europe, Alex brings a valuable perspective to European and other foreign clients doing business within the American regulatory framework.

Professional and Community Involvement

Alex devotes significant time to the pro bono representation of clients. She has successfully secured asylum for LGBT clients from Central America after conducting all phases of the litigation, including trial, and employs her Spanish language skills to conduct all client meetings in her clients’ native language. Alex currently represents the mother of a man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies in a federal civil rights case.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Internal Investigations
  • White Collar Crime