Kelly Truesdale is an associate in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice. His practice focuses on advising financial institutions in connection with M&A, corporate and other transactional matters, as well as advising financial institutions, fintech companies, startups and other technology-focused firms on regulatory compliance and product considerations related to payments, digital assets and other innovative applications of technology to financial services.

Before law school, Kelly worked as a software engineer and adviser to several early-stage technology companies. He also served as a program manager at a large research university where his portfolio included initiatives to boost technology entrepreneurship and to build regional academic, government and industry partnerships in the cybersecurity arena. During law school, Kelly worked as an intern in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management.

In addition to his JD from Georgetown, 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 and is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.


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