A headshot of Kelly Lenahan-Pfahlert.

Kelly A. Lenahan-Pfahlert

Attorney She / Her / Hers

Kelly A. Lenahan-Pfahlert is a litigator whose practice centers on white-collar criminal defense and anti-money laundering compliance. Kelly helps develop and execute case strategies, research and draft legal memoranda, prepare and attend depositions, and manage discovery and document review issues.

Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Kelly had nearly two decades experience helping organizations navigate securities regulation as they make strategic moves to reach their business goals.


Representative Matters

  • Assisted in the representation of over a dozen private investment funds and their sponsors in their organization and operation
  • Assisted in the representation of a special acquisition purchase company in its $20 million dollar public offering
  • Assisted with a $37 million stock acquisition
  • Represented a national publicly traded retailer of video games in connection with the lease negotiation of its retail properties
  • Represented two non-profit corporations in their application on Form 1023 for tax-exempt status

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Kelly has represented nongovernmental organizations in the research and drafting of stakeholder reports regarding human rights and death penalty issues in connection with Universal Periodic Reporting for the United Nations.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Joel A. Pisano, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


Kelly contributes to the firm's Money Laundering Watch blog.

Co-Author, “Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans: Planned Liquidity for Insiders,” Technology Times, December 2002



Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Dean’s List

Duquesne University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)