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 Dennis J. Kelly

Dennis J. Kelly


Office Phone: 617.345.3436
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Mr. Kelly is experienced in handling complex civil litigation, government investigations and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Kelly has tried numerous jury and nonjury cases, civil and criminal, in federal and state courts. He also has successfully handled appeals in both jurisdictions.

Mr. Kelly has spent his private practice career representing companies and individuals in a broad range of commercial and criminal cases. This experience in both civil litigation and criminal matters well qualifies him to represent clients in parallel proceedings, civil, criminal and administrative, including related government agency and grand jury investigations. The risks and strategies associated with each type of proceeding often are competing, and he brings to the table many years of judgment carving the best strategy for the client in such parallel proceedings.

Mr. Kelly’s areas of expertise in civil litigation include aviation tort, commercial and business litigation, complex bankruptcy adversary proceedings, directors’ and officers’ liability, and securities and tax litigation. His areas of expertise in criminal defense include antitrust, bank, securities and tax fraud, health care fraud including pharmaceutical and medical device cases, RICO, and international fraud and technology transfer cases.

Representative engagements and successes include the following:

In the 1980s, Mr. Kelly was Assistant United States Attorney in the Major Frauds Unit of the Criminal Division, United States Attorney's Office (Boston). In this position he successfully prosecuted and tried international high-technology transfer crimes and RICO, bank, securities and tax fraud cases, handling all appeals in the cases.


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Recent Articles and Publications:

Recent Changes to the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs
Tax Update, July 2014

IRS Audits: Understanding Criminal Rights and Risks
Focus Newsletter, Spring 2013

Enforcement of U.S. Export Control Laws
Producing and Exporting Technology, MCLE, 2005

The Economic Espionage Act of 1996
New England Law School Journal, 2000

Speaking Engagements:

MCLE Program - "Producing and Exporting Technology: Understanding Exports of Technology, Knowledge, Products and Services", 2.15.2005
Role: Speaker
Topic: Enforcement Actions by Export Control Authorities

ICC International Court of Arbitration Conference on International Dispute Resolution, 9.19.2004
Location: Cape Cod
Role: Moderator
Topic: Multi-Party Arbitration