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Nov. 23, 2022

Nelson Mullins Attorney Jeff Kelly Appointed to Legal Aid of North Carolina Board of Directors

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh senior associate Jeff Kelly has been appointed to Legal Aid of North Carolina’s (LANC) Board of Directors and will chair its Community and Government Relations Committee. He also will serve on the Development and Fundraising Committee. With over 500 staff and 23 offices, LANC is North Carolina’s largest statewide nonprofit law firm that provides essential legal services in civil matters to low-income citizens.

Kelly is an active leader in initiatives that leverage innovation and technology to improve access to justice. He serves on the American Bar Association Center for Innovation’s Governing Council and is a Fellow of Duke Law School’s Center on Law & Technology, where he works with the Center to facilitate projects implementing technology solutions and design to serve unmet legal needs. Kelly also served as the chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Future of Law Committee and was an advisor to the North Carolina State Bar’s Issues Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Reform, which was charged with assessing innovations and regulatory trends designed to increase access to legal services.

Kelly focuses his practice in the areas of emerging technology, particularly in areas involving data analytics, digital assets, and FinTech. He works closely with entrepreneurs and companies to effectively navigate changing regulations, government investigations, and complex corporate and securities law challenges. He also represents clients before tribunals and agencies that concentrate on regulating new technology and protecting trade secrets, including the North Carolina Business Court, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and federal courts.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm that has more than 930 attorneys and government relations professionals with 31 offices in 15 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the Firm, go to