Christopher G. Kelly

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Christopher G. Kelly

Christopher G. Kelly

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Biography

Christopher G. Kelly is practice group leader of the firm's 30-member New York Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Kelly defends airlines and manufacturers and their insurers in suits brought throughout the U.S., and he has significant experience in the defense of mass-tort, toxic-tort and complex commercial claims.

Mr. Kelly is representing Air France in multi-district litigation arising out of the accident over the mid-Atlantic. Among his other aviation cases, Mr. Kelly handled the defense of Air France in the U.S. litigation arising out of the Concorde crash and the defense of Air Transat in U.S. litigation arising out of the A330 incident in the Azores, and he was lead counsel in the successful lawsuit by Air France against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the loss of a Concorde's Olympus engines due to bird strikes at Kennedy Airport. He has handled accidents due to fuel exhaustion, fuel starvation, passenger claims for emergency landings, airport construction contracts and state attorney general investigations into the conduct of airlines. In addition, he was the lead counsel for JetBlue Airways in its nationwide privacy class-action litigations and has represented clients across the country as lead and trial counsel in multi-district litigation and class actions in state and federal courts involving product liability, environmental litigation, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Kelly has also represented multiple equipment lessors and guarantors in the successful resolution of secured claims involving aviation equipment.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Kelly was employed as Director of Development at Regis High School, New York City.

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JD

Duke University School of Law (also known as Duke Law School or Duke Law) is the law school and a constituent academic unit of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. One of Duke's 10 schools and colleges, the School of Law began as the Trinity College School of Law in 1868.

BA, with Honors

Haverford College is a private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania. All students of the college are undergraduates and nearly all reside on campus. The college was founded in 1833 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and although the college no longer has a formal religious affiliation, Quaker philosophy still influences campus life. Its enrollment, as of 2018, was 1,353 students. The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Career History
Partner
Current

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

Director of Development
Prior

Founded in 1914 by an anonymous benefactor and supported by the generosity of her family, its alumni and friends, Regis High School offers a tuition free Jesuit college preparatory education to Roman Catholic young men from the New York metropolitan area who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential. In the admissions process, special consideration is given to those who cannot otherwise afford a Catholic education. As a Jesuit school Regis is committed to both academic excellence and fostering a spirit of generosity and service to those in need. With an emphasis on academic rigor and Catholic formation, the school's program is designed to promote each student's intellectual and spiritual growth grounded in a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. Regis seeks to inspire and train the ethnically diverse young men in its care to become imaginative leaders committed to promoting justice and exerting leadership in the Church, in the civic community, and in their chosen profession.

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$5,000 - $10K
2009

Duke University School of Law (also known as Duke Law School or Duke Law) is the law school and a constituent academic unit of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. One of Duke's 10 schools and colleges, the School of Law began as the Trinity College School of Law in 1868.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Senior Policy Adviser at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

$2,400
2010

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of New York
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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Christopher G. Kelly is affiliated with Holland & Knight LLP, Regis High School

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