Matthew A. Kelly
  1. Counsel

Mr. Kelly is counsel in Davis Polk's Litigation Department, where he has represented clients in a variety of regulatory, white-collar, and civil litigation matters, including investigations by government agencies and self-regulatory organizations, internal investigations, shareholder derivative suits, and complex commercial and contractual disputes. A member of Davis Polk's data privacy and cybersecurity practice, Mr. Kelly often advises clients on matters that present significant technological or data-driven challenges, including issues related to statistical modeling, machine learning, data governance, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Mr. Kelly's work has also included advising clients on remediation and enhancement of internal compliance programs, as well as on strategic use of technology to minimize legal risk and increase efficiencies in connection with litigation and compliance matters. He is a frequent speaker and writer on matters related to data privacy and cybersecurity.

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York


  • B.A., Music, Wesleyan University, 2005
    • with high honors
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2009
    • cum laude
    • David Westfall Memorial Dean's Award for Community Leadership