Kelly Truesdale is an associate in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice.

Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law, where he served as Literature Review Editor and Director of Technology for the Georgetown Law Technology Review. During law school, Kelly worked as a research assistant and as an intern in the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management.

In addition to his JD, Kelly holds a MS in computer science from Georgia Tech, an International MBA in finance from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and a BS in computer science and information systems from the Florida Institute of Technology. Kelly is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, US Private Sector (CIPP/US); recently, he was selected as a member of the 2019 class of Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellows.

Before law school, Kelly founded or held managerial positions in several early-stage companies and advised other founders on strategic, financial and technical matters in their own ventures. He also served as a program manager at a large research university where his portfolio included initiatives to boost entrepreneurship and to build regional academic, government and industry partnerships in the cybersecurity arena.


Florida Institute of Technology, BS, cum laude

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude
Literature Review Editor & Director of Technology, Georgetown Law Technology Review

Georgia Institute of Technology, MS

University of South Carolina, MBA


  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia