Kelly D. Newsome

Senior Associate


Kelly D. Newsome is a Senior Associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group. 

Kelly 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, government-imposed monitorships, and risk assessments.  

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, extractive industry transparency, illegal detention, and transitional justice.  

Kelly also remains actively committed to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives and currently serves as a leader of the Black Lawyers of Orrick (BLOO) affinity group. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Kelly was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP where her practice also included complex commercial and securities litigation matters.  Prior to her legal career, Kelly was a fundraising and management consultant for faith-based and nonprofit organizations.