Soraya C. Kelly

Profile

Soraya Kelly is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practices focuses on complex commercial litigation and has included a wide variety of matters, including contract actions, employment discrimination litigation, consumer class action lawsuits and First and Fourteenth Amendment work. Ms. Kelly has represented clients through all stages of litigation, including during trial and on appeal.

Ms. Kelly's representative experience includes: 

  • Representing a retailer in a putative class action lawsuit alleging false advertising and unfair competition.
  • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a public university in a case involving academic admissions policies. 
  • Obtaining summary judgment on wrongful termination and False Claims Act claims brought against an aerospace company. 
  • Representing a production company in a jury trial involving a dispute regarding revenue provisions in a television production contract.
  • Obtaining a favorable administrative determination for an individual client following a seven-day administrative trial before the California Labor Commissioner.
 
Ms. Kelly joined the firm in 2007 after graduating cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Ms. Kelly was a member of The Georgetown Law Journal, the appellate advocacy division of the Barristers’ Council and the Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), a refugee law clinic, where she investigated and briefed a political asylum case, which she successfully argued at a hearing before a federal immigration judge.
  
Before attending law school, Ms. Kelly worked as communications and fundraising director at a non-profit organization, serving the needs of individuals with neurological disorders. Prior to that, she worked as a public relations consultant on a series of public health service education and outreach campaigns for the State of California. Ms. Kelly received her undergraduate degree from the UCLA, where she graduated with a B.A. in communication studies and French. 

 

Soraya Kelly is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practices focuses on complex commercial litigation and has included a wide variety of matters, including contract actions, employment discrimination litigation, consumer class action lawsuits and First and Fourteenth Amendment work. Ms. Kelly has represented clients through all stages of litigation, including during trial and on appeal.

Ms. Kelly's representative experience includes: 

  • Representing a retailer in a putative class action lawsuit alleging false advertising and unfair competition.
  • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a public university in a case involving academic admissions policies. 
  • Obtaining summary judgment on wrongful termination and False Claims Act claims brought against an aerospace company. 
  • Representing a production company in a jury trial involving a dispute regarding revenue provisions in a television production contract.
  • Obtaining a favorable administrative determination for an individual client following a seven-day administrative trial before the California Labor Commissioner.
 
Ms. Kelly joined the firm in 2007 after graduating cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Ms. Kelly was a member of The Georgetown Law Journal, the appellate advocacy division of the Barristers’ Council and the Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), a refugee law clinic, where she investigated and briefed a political asylum case, which she successfully argued at a hearing before a federal immigration judge.
  
Before attending law school, Ms. Kelly worked as communications and fundraising director at a non-profit organization, serving the needs of individuals with neurological disorders. Prior to that, she worked as a public relations consultant on a series of public health service education and outreach campaigns for the State of California. Ms. Kelly received her undergraduate degree from the UCLA, where she graduated with a B.A. in communication studies and French.