Kelly D. Newsome advises individuals and corporations in white collar criminal and regulatory matters across the globe with a focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws and regulations.
Kelly frequently advises clients on a wide range of anti-corruption compliance matters, including internal investigations, U.S. and foreign government investigations, M&A and joint venture due diligence, risk assessments, internal controls, and compliance program enhancements. Kelly also has experience navigating FCPA monitorships as she has both served on a monitorship team and represented a multinational company under the review of an independent compliance monitor. She has represented clients across various industries, including oil and gas, hospitality and tourism, medical device, pharmaceutical, and financial services.
Kelly has earned recognition within New York’s white collar bar. She was named a 2022 Rising Star by New York Law Journal, and earlier this year, The National Bar Association named Kelly to its Top 40 under 40 – Nation’s Best Advocates.
An active member of Orrick's Africa practice, Kelly also works on a variety of legal matters across several African jurisdictions in the areas of anti-corruption compliance, extractive industry transparency, illegal detention, and transitional justice.
Kelly remains actively committed to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives and currently serves as a leader of the Firm's Black Lawyers of Orrick (BLOO) affinity group.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kelly was an associate in the New York office of another international law firm where her practice included FCPA compliance and investigations, complex commercial litigation, and securities litigation matters. Prior to her legal career, Kelly was a fundraising and management consultant for faith-based and nonprofit organizations.