Kelsey S.Bryan


Los Angeles +

Kelsey Bryan focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She has represented multinational companies against allegations of monopolization and price-fixing conspiracy and has defended clients in Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission challenges to proposed acquisitions. Kelsey has managed cases concerning contract disputes, including related to managed care litigation and in arbitrations. Kelsey also has significant experience defending against breach of corporate and agent fiduciary duty claims. She has practiced in state and federal courts and has experience with multidistrict litigation.

Kelsey maintains an active pro bono practice. She leads Jones Day's Los Angeles Office's lawyers in representing survivors of human trafficking to vacate their criminal records and assisted a human trafficking survivor in winning a significant judgment in a civil case against her trafficker. She has represented brothers from Cuba win asylum under the Migrant Protection Protocols, briefing their legal and factual arguments and representing them during trial before an administrative law judge on an expedited schedule. She also represented a client who was sentenced to life in prison without parole as a juvenile and was seeking habeas corpus relief in federal court.


  • Directors of D.C. religious nonprofit win complete dismissal of claims alleging fiduciary violations and breach of contractJones Day secured dismissal of a longstanding suit against a D.C. religious nonprofit and its directors. In August 2022, the D.C. Court of Appeals reversed a $530 million judgment against the directors, vindicating their rights under the First Amendment.
  • Union Pacific Railroad defends against rail freight fuel surcharge antitrust class actionJones Day is representing Union Pacific Railroad Company in multi-district antitrust litigation involving claims of an alleged conspiracy among the major U.S. freight railroads to fix fuel surcharges.
  • PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Hershey attempt to merge Pennsylvania hospitalsJones Day represented PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as antitrust counsel in the hospitals' proposed merger.
  • HeidelbergCement and Lehigh Hanson acquire Italcementi for $4.1 billionJones Day secured antitrust approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the $4.1 billion acquisition by HeidelbergCement AG and its U.S. subsidiary Lehigh Hanson, Inc. of Italcementi S.p.A. and its subsidiary Essroc.