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Nancy  Kelly
Nancy  Kelly

Nancy Kelly is a Partner at Governo Law Firm. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kelly worked as Legal Counsel for a reinsurance services provider in London for five years, where she specialized in complex insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes and arbitrations, legal and regulatory compliance for broking and underwriting functions, drafting transactional documents for acquisitions of companies and portfolios, and debt purchases. Ms. Kelly is also experienced in negotiating and drafting service agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and software licensing agreements. In connection with this work, Ms. Kelly has developed an expertise in international data protection and privacy issues.

Ms. Kelly has a significant litigation background in U.S. state and federal courts in product liability, insurance coverage and commercial matters, including strategic litigation planning for mass tort claims on a national and regional basis. She has represented product and equipment manufacturers, as well as manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Ms. Kelly served on the national trial team for a Fortune 100 heavy equipment manufacturer. Ms. Kelly has defended companies in consolidated trials of hundreds of plaintiffs in New York and in Maryland. She also was involved in a lengthy government public nuisance lawsuit relating to the use of lead pigment in paint.

Ms. Kelly has defended dozens of companies in asbestos cases involving personal injury and wrongful death claims. She has worked extensively on the medical and liability issues in these cases, and has resolved thousands of cases. She has been a member of the Medical Defense Group in the New York City Asbestos Litigation. As part of the Defense Liaison Counsel team, Ms. Kelly was instrumental in drafting the current Pretrial Orders governing the Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation. She also served on the Executive Committee representing defendants on discovery, trial scheduling, and general strategy issues.

Ms. Kelly lectures frequently on reinsurance coverage developments, data privacy and cyber liability issues, as well as general litigation topics. She has recently spoken at conferences organized by the Environmental & Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society, and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Ms. Kelly is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine and is a qualified Solicitor authorized to practice in England and Wales. She is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

Related Practice Areas
Data Privacy and Cyber Liability
Business Planning and Transactions
Toxic and Mass Torts

Related News
Nancy Kelly to Speak on Cyber Security at the 2014 CPCU Society Annual Meeting - 8/18/2014
Announcing New Article: Learn Why Your Cyber Insurance Policy May Not Provide the Coverage You Need - 4/17/2014
Nancy Kelly and Colin N. Holmes Publish Article on Data Breach Regulatory Enforcement and Class Actions - 2/5/2014
Nancy Kelly Interviewed by Risk & Compliance Magazine on Data Privacy - 1/31/2014
Target Customers Seek Class Actions Over Massive Credit Card Breach - 1/2/2014
Billion Dollar Lead Paint Public Nuisance Award in California - 12/23/2013
"Virtually All" Does Not Mean "All": Federal Court Requires Proper Factual Foundation for Expert Opinion in Granting Summary Judgment in Asbestos Case - 12/2/2013
Nancy Kelly Quoted in The Privacy Advisor - 6/3/2013
David Goldman and Nancy Kelly Present at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Emerging and Environmental Claims Managers Association (EECMA) - 5/10/2013
Nancy Kelly to Speak at Cyber Risk Management Forum May 15 - 5/9/2013
Governo Law Firm Announces New Partner Nancy Kelly - 4/19/2013
Cyber-Related Losses: Are They Covered by Traditional Insurance Policies? - 4/17/2013
Governo Law Firm Partner to Speak at Boston CPCU Society Meeting Thursday, April 11 - 4/9/2013
Governo Law Firm Partners to Address Insurers' Data Security and Cyber Liability Risks - 3/22/2013
2013 Hot Topics in Privacy & Data Protection - 2/21/2013

Related Articles
Cyber Risk Insurance: Why Simply Having It May Not Be Enough - 4/22/2014

Related Presentations
Nancy Kelly to speak on Data Privacy and Cyber Liability at CPCU "All Industry Day" - 11/21/2013
Governo Law Firm Partners to Address Insurers' Data Security and Cyber Liability Risks - 5/1/2013

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Bergeron, Kendra  A.
Carson, Jeniffer  A.P.
Gardella, John  P.
Gaughan, Brendan  J.
Goldman, David  A.
Governo, David  M.
Kelly, Nancy 
Misiura, Bryna  Rosen
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