Keith Kelly is an associate in the Entertainment and Intellectual Property Sections in King & Ballow’s Los Angeles office where he represents talent and entertainment companies.
Keith graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law with certificates in Intellectual Property and International, Comparative & Foreign Law. He served as Technology Editor of the UMKC Law Review and was President of the International Law Society. He received the Pro Bono/Public Service Honors Award, CALI Award, and won the Marvin and Patricia Rich Corporate Law Prize. Keith is the 2018 Transactional LawMeet National Champion and Best Draft Award recipient, the nation’s premiere transactional law competition for law students. He was also recognized by the ABA’s Intellectual Property Section as a Law Student Reporter during the 2017 ABA-IPL Spring Conference in Washington, D.C.
Keith served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr. at the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and as a Law Clerk in the Computer Crimes, Monetary Penalties, and Fraud divisions of the United States Attorney’s Office.
Keith studied Chinese Law at Peking University as a William Q. Wu Scholar in Beijing, China. He spent two summers in Beijing working on cross-border corporate, intellectual property, and entertainment matters as a Summer Associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and AnJie Law Firm.
Prior to law school, Keith was a co-founder of a marketing agency in New York where he advised record labels, film and television producers, and technology companies in the creation and implementation of global advertising and marketing campaigns. During his undergraduate studies, Keith was the Music Director and DJ at KCOU 88.1FM, and interned at Sony Music.
Keith is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Education & Court Admissions
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
Licensed in: California
Admitted to practice: U.S. District Court, Central District of California