Kelly M. McGlynn


Kelly McGlynn is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing her practice on white collar defense and internal investigations. She has experience with investigations involving a wide range of issues including allegations of fraud, alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, theft of trade secrets, and compliance with government contracting requirements. Kelly also has commercial litigation experience, including handling complex discovery issues and breach of contract disputes.

Kelly previously served as a 2020 Ballard Spahr Summer Associate and worked as a legal intern at the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. While in law school, Kelly supported civil rights and criminal defense casework as a legal extern. Outside of the office, Kelly is an active competitive sailor, is involved in leadership of regional and national sailing organizations, and has written on issues of gender equality in the sport.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Kelly’s pro bono practice focuses on landlord-tenant law and expungement of criminal convictions. In her landlord-tenant work, Kelly represents low-income tenants, including eviction defense, illegal eviction, and violations of Philadelphia’s lead safety law. Additionally, Kelly represents individuals with criminal convictions seeking expungement, commutation, and executive pardons.


Co-author, "Lyrics in Limine: Rap Music and Criminal Prosecutions," Communications Lawyer, January 2023 (excerpted and re-printed in GP Solo Magazine’s “Best of ABA Publications”)

Author, "Section 230 in 2022: The Increasing Responsibility of Online Platform Hosts to Address Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation," Rutgers Law Record, December 2022



University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2021)
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Senior Editor
Legal Writing Instructor

Brown University (B.A. Environmental Studies, 2015)