Kelly Carrero has more than a decade of experience handling litigation, regulatory, and internal investigation matters. Her practice focuses on representing financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in matters involving securities or other complex financial transactions, including commodities, futures, derivatives, RMBS, CDS, CDOs, CLOs, ETFs, and foreign currency transactions.
Kelly has represented BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, RBS, Wells Fargo, and various Lehman entities. She has handled matters in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. and before the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, and other federal and state regulatory authorities. She also provides prelitigation advice on documentation and risk mitigation, including in connection with ISDA-documented transactions. Recent investigations and litigation have involved cross-border issues, FCPA and Dodd-Frank compliance issues, false reporting of pricing benchmarks, whistleblowers, allegations under the federal securities and antitrust laws, purported RICO violations, and common law fraud, fiduciary duty, and contract claims.
Prior to practicing law, Kelly was an NASD Series 7 registered representative and worked at Goldman Sachs. In addition, she acquired significant financial institutions experience during a secondment at Deutsche Bank. Kelly has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Legal 500. She is a member of Women in Derivatives, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, and the Derivatives & Structured Products Subcommittee of the New York State Bar Association.
Kelly is active with pro bono matters and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for asylum petitioners. She co-heads the New York Office's client affairs committee and serves on the recruiting and diversity committees. She also serves on several boards, including a nonprofit theater company based in New York.
- The George Washington University (J.D. with honors 2003); University of Michigan (B.A. 1998)
- New York; District of Columbia; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and D.C. Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
The Legal 500, recommended for securities litigation (2017)
New York Metro Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" in securities litigation (2013-2016)