Kelly M. Morrison concentrates on complex civil litigation, arbitration and appellate matters, with a focus on trade secret litigation and class action defense. She handles matters on behalf of companies in a wide variety of industries ranging from food to technology to energy.

Ms. Morrison returned to the firm in 2022, after serving as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 bank and a top public research university. While at Jenner & Block, Ms. Morrison was a key member of the defense team for dozens of consumer and employment class actions in California, Florida, New York, and elsewhere, achieving dismissals at the pleading stage and denials of class certification. In addition to her deep experience disposing of cases in early proceedings, Ms. Morrison has trial and arbitration hearing experience. She was a member of a trial team that secured one of the largest trade secret verdicts in US history, as well as a team that secured a complete defense verdict in a complex business dispute. Ms. Morrison has also handled a number of appellate matters in both state and federal courts, and has argued in the US Court of Appeals. 

Ms. Morrison has worked on a variety of pro bono matters, including as a member of teams that successfully secured political asylum, convinced the State of Georgia to voluntarily dismiss its case against a man who had been on death row for 28 years, and challenged California’s lethal injection protocol as unconstitutional. 

Ms. Morrison is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Class Action, Trade Secrets and Consumer Law Practices.