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
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.