Kelly C.Holt


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Kelly Holt focuses her practice on appellate advocacy and motions practice. She has extensive experience in complex commercial disputes, particularly multidistrict litigation and class actions, as well as federal regulatory proceedings. She has practiced at all levels of the federal and state courts, including arguing before several state and federal courts of appeals. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, particularly in the areas of religious liberty and immigration.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Kelly served as a law clerk at the United States Supreme Court and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Kelly has also worked as a consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners, where she used her scientific background to provide guidance to pharmaceutical clients regarding research and development.


  • Chevron secures significant wins in paraquat multidistrict litigationJones Day secured two important wins for client Chevron in the paraquat multidistrict litigation (MDL).
  • U.S. Steel wins complete victory in steel tariff unfair competition caseJones Day client United States Steel Corporation won a complete victory in a high-stakes litigation alleging damages from U.S. Steel’s participation in the Department of Commerce’s 232 tariff proceedings.
  • Experian secures precedent-setting Ninth Circuit decision limiting FCRA's scopeJones Day successfully represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the scope of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Qualcomm wins Federal Circuit appeal on statutory interpretation that "applicant admitted prior art" cannot form the basis of an IPROn behalf of Qualcomm Incorporated, Jones Day won a Federal Circuit appeal on a novel issue of statutory interpretation of the America Invents Act (AIA).