Matthew Kelly is a litigation counsel based in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising the firm’s growing number of clients on matters related to AI governance, compliance and risk management, and on data privacy.
Mr. Kelly has extensive experience advising public companies, and companies across the financial services sector, on internal investigations and regulatory matters involving data strategy, governance and compliance. He has advised clients on the usage of quantitative modeling tools and data-driven operations, and on the design and implementation of post-Dodd-Frank model governance frameworks, which is critical as AI becomes a more commonly used corporate technology tool. Mr. Kelly has also led multiple advisory and regulatory matters related to algorithmic trading and data governance for broker-dealer and investment advisory clients, including SEC, FINRA, and New York Attorney General investigations.
Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Kelly was counsel at another international law firm where he represented leading financial services firms and public companies on cybersecurity, data governance, and data privacy matters, as well as on commercial disputes, regulatory inquiries and internal investigations.
Mr. Kelly received his J.D. from Harvard University in 2009, and his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2005.