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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Jeffrey M. Kelly

Jeffrey M. Kelly

Associate

GlenLake One
4140 Parklake Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
jeff.kelly@nelsonmullins.com

Jeffrey focuses his practice in the areas of complex litigation, emerging technology, and outside corporate counsel services. He advocates for companies and individuals faced with significant business challenges, most often involving corporate and securities litigation, financial services and fraud, trade secret protection, and unfair trade practices. He regularly represents clients in the North Carolina Business...

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Jeffrey focuses his practice in the areas of complex litigation, emerging technology, and outside corporate counsel services. He advocates for companies and individuals faced with significant business challenges, most often involving corporate and securities litigation, financial services and fraud, trade secret protection, and unfair trade practices. He regularly represents clients in the North Carolina Business Court, and he has experience serving clients in state and federal courts, including on appeal.

Jeffrey also has experience assisting domestic and international clients with sensitive business and white–collar matters, including regulatory complaints, internal investigations, cybersecurity, and other risk management services.

Jeffrey M. Kelly

Court, and he has experience serving clients in state and federal courts, including on appeal.

Jeffrey also has experience assisting domestic and international clients with sensitive business and white–collar matters, including regulatory complaints, internal investigations, cybersecurity, and other risk management services.

Jeffrey focuses his practice in the areas of complex litigation, emerging technology, and outside corporate counsel services. He advocates for companies and individuals faced with significant business challenges, most often involving corporate and securities litigation, financial services and fraud, trade secret protection, and unfair trade practices. He regularly represents clients in the North Carolina Business... Court, and he has experience serving clients in state and federal courts, including on appeal.

Jeffrey also has experience assisting domestic and international clients with sensitive business and white–collar matters, including regulatory complaints, internal investigations, cybersecurity, and other risk management services.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Trade secret protection, non–compete, and unfair trade and deceptive trade practices litigation, including pursuing and defending requests for emergency injunctive relief.
  • Shareholder litigation, outside general counsel services, and internal investigations, including working with and co–chairing special litigation committees tasked with investing derivative claims.
  • Advised clients on disputes involving emerging technology and technical expert discovery.
  • Assisted clients and counsel with legal project management, litigation analytics, and extensive e–Discovery.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for fraud examination professionals accused of involvement in an international hack–and–leak operation.
  • Counsel for an e–commerce company in trade secret and non–disclosure litigation, including successfully arguing and opposing a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to prevent competitive business operations.
  • Assisted sovereign wealth fund and international law firms in investigation into fraud and corruption causing losses in excess of $2 billion, including advice and management of significant asset–recovery projects, multi–jurisdictional investigations and litigation, and cooperation with law enforcement agencies.
  • Co–chaired and argued summary judgment proceedings in a complicated shareholder lawsuit before the North Carolina Business Court, securing a complete dismissal of all claims and recovery on counterclaims. Successfully argued and defended the judgment on appeal. Brady v. Van Vlaanderen, et al., 819 S.E.2d 561 (N.C. Ct. App. 2018), review denied, 822 S.E.2d 629 (N.C. 2019).
  • Counsel for a community bank and its employees as victim–witnesses in a federal criminal action for an alleged $850 million Ponzi scheme, including representing former Bank Secrecy Act officer during testimony at trial.

Previous Professional Experience

  • Litigation Associate, business litigation boutique based in Raleigh, NC (2014–2020)
  • Law Clerk, business litigation boutique based in Raleigh, NC (2012–2014)
  • Clerk, full–service business law firm based in Raleigh, NC (2008–2010)
  • Intern, international pharmaceutical company research campus in Ridgefield, CT (Knowledge Management, Summer 2005; Immunology & Inflammation, Summers 2006 & 2007)

Externship

  • Extern, Division of Policy, Communication, and Legal Affairs, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (2011)

Educational Activities

  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
    • Legal Research and Writing Scholar (2011–2013)
    • Research Assistant to Professor Kevin P. Lee (2013)
    • Research Assistant to Professor Bobbi Jo Boyd (2011)
       

Education

  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, JD (2013)
    • Interim Executive Editor & Staff Writer, Campbell Law Review
  • North Carolina State University, BA, Philosophy (2009)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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Industries

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  • Fellow, Duke University School of Law Center on Law and Technology (2021-Present)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Future of Law Committee
      • Chair (2019–Present)
      • Vice–Chair (2018–2019)
      • Secretary (2017–2018)
    • Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section
      • Council Member (2018–Present)
    • Appellate Practice Section
      • Innovation Chair (2020–Present)
      • Council Member (2019–Present)
      • Communications Co–Chair (2018–2020)
  • North Carolina State Bar
    • Issues Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Reform
      • Advisory Member (2020–Present)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Legal Analytics Committee (2018–Present)
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