O’Brien Kelley is an experienced corporate, entertainment, litigation and data privacy attorney, who has also served as a producer on award‑winning films.
As a litigator at the international law firm DLA Piper, he represented global pharmaceutical companies in national mass tort litigation, resolving thousands of prescription drug and medical device cases in state and federal courts. He also represented multi-national corporations in complex commercial litigation matters at all stages of litigation. In his transactional practice, he represented major film studios, lenders and independent film producers in structuring production agreements, cross-border film finance production deals, single and multi-film financing transactions, and film slate financing vehicles.
In his role as a data privacy attorney, he provides data privacy compliance, cyber breach response and litigation support consulting services to AmLaw 100 law firms and Fortune 500 corporations and provides advice regarding compliance with domestic and international data privacy regulations, including but not limited to the GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, FERPA and a host of state-level data privacy/cyber security legislation.
As a film producer, his credits include Effie Gray (Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning and Greg Wise); Half Widow; and Cynthia Wade’s Academy-Award winning documentary Freeheld.
US Supreme Court
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Northern District of New York
J.D. The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
B.A. Miami University
Housing Works, Chair, Board of Directors
The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Board of Directors 2003-2009
The GLAAD Media Awards, Chair, 2011, 2013