Kelly M.Locher


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.7937

Kelly Locher focuses her practice on government investigations and enforcement actions, particularly those initiated by state attorneys general. Her experiences as an investigator, litigator, advisor, and counselor allows her to address client needs from the time a subpoena is served until the parties reach a final resolution of the matter.

Kelly has assisted clients in the educational, religious, and tax sectors in responding to government subpoenas, investigative demands, and inquiries from regulators. Kelly has developed effective internal compliance programs for clients in the technology sector. She has advised clients in a range of matters, including those relating to the defense of actions brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Additionally, Kelly has handled all facets of litigation, including managing critical factual development and e-discovery efforts, briefing and arguing motions or other pleadings, taking depositions, preparing witness testimony, and crafting and executing upon specific litigation strategies.

Kelly serves as a coordinator for the Western District of Pennsylvania's Pro Se Pro Bono Mediation Program, which pairs pro se litigants with volunteer counsel. In addition, she assists victims of online child sexual exploitation in seeking criminal restitution.

At her prior firm, Kelly served as lead counsel in representing a juvenile lifer in an Allegheny County resentencing hearing and represented a Pennsylvania inmate alleging various violations of his civil rights in a federal jury trial.

Kelly is a member of the Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh's Development Committee, a member of the University of Pittsburgh's Young Alumni Council, and a volunteer recruiter for the Pittsburgh Buckeye Alumni Association.


  • Misonix merges with BioventusJones Day represented Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON) in its acquisition by Bioventus Inc. (Nasdaq: BVS).
  • NEP acquires Prysm Collective, Lux Machina And Halon EntertainmentJones Day advised NEP Group in the acquisition of Prysm Collective, Lux Machina and Halon Entertainment.
  • UPMC obtains federal officer removal in putative digital data privacy class actionOn behalf of a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Jones Day removed a digital privacy case to federal court, asserting two separate bases for federal jurisdiction.
  • Multinational chemical supplier investigates corruption allegationsJones Day led an internal investigation at a multinational chemical supplier related to allegations of bribery and corruption in India.