Richard Kelsey serves as Counsel to Impresa. He is an experienced commercial litigator who brings a unique background not only in the courtroom but also in business, media, politics, and academia. He uses this blend of skills to advise businesses on a myriad of complex issues.
Upon graduating from George Mason Law School, Rich served a clerkship for the judges of the Arlington County Circuit Court. Upon completion of his clerkship, Rich worked for a 1,500 lawyer international firm in its Northern Virginia office litigating for mid-size and large businesses, including many government contractors. Rich was then recruited to become general counsel and ultimately the CEO of a technology company specializing in computer forensics, electronic discovery, and combating cyber-fraud. After selling that company, Rich returned to George Mason Law School where he was an assistant dean and law professor, whose duties included classroom instruction and development. Thanks to Rich’s leadership, GMU successfully launched the Center for the Protection of Intellectual property (CPIP). Kelsey also taught Legal writing and an upper level course on discovery and electronic evidence. In 2014, the law school graduating class honored him by selecting him as its graduation speaker.
Rich is a frequent legal analyst and commentator on radio, print and TV. He has appeared on FOX Business News, FOX NEWS Radio, The Patriot XM, NPR, WMAL, WTOP, USA-9 TV, Channel 8 News and dozens of stations across the country on legal issues. National Public Radio carried his analysis of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial daily.
As a proven business executive and litigator, Rich offers our clients valuable understanding on the relationship between business needs and litigation strategies. His experience includes business contract disputes, non-compete agreements, and electronic discovery. Rich is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia and also practices in federal court in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.