Kelsey Quigley


  • Kelsey Quigley is on a pro bono Payton Fellowship and not currently practicing at WilmerHale.

Kelsey Quigley focuses her practice on representing individuals and corporations involved in investigations, enhancing regulatory compliance, and complex litigation/controversies. In 2022, Ms. Quigley won a precedent-setting victory for client Davita in one of the first-ever criminal labor market allocation cases brought by the Department of Justice. She serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association of International Law Mexico Committee, an editor of the award-winning American Bar Association Section of International Law Mexico Committee Newsletter and an editor of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Mexico Year in Review. Ms. Quigley was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2016.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Quigley was a student intern with the Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic, where she specialized in the international prevention of torture. There, she and a team drafted and filed a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In addition, she and a team worked with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture to draft memoranda on gender-based violence as torture.

In the summer of 2015, Ms. Quigley was a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Previously, Ms. Quigley was a research analyst at a shareholder derivative and securities law firm in San Diego, California.

  • WilmerHale Team Achieves Landmark DaVita Antitrust Win

    A WilmerHale team led by Partner John Walsh and former Counsel Daniel Crump, working closely with lawyers from Morgan Lewis Bockius, achieved a landmark, precedent-setting trial victory for our client DaVita, Inc in the first-ever trial of a criminal labor market allocation case brought by the US Department of Justice.

    April 26, 2022
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  • Environmental Defender Romina Picolotti on Climate Justice and Human Rights

    WilmerHale’s podcast, In the Public Interest, welcomes renowned environmental activist and former Argentine Secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Romina Picolotti, who speaks with WilmerHale Senior Associate Kelsey Quigley and Counsel Jessica Lutkenhaus. This episode focuses on the important intersection of climate justice and human rights.

    April 28, 2022
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  • Recognized as a Rising Legal Star by Latinvex.
  • Recognized with the Mexico Committee for the ABA Section of International Law Outstanding Committee Newsletter Award for newsletters published in the bar year 2022. 
  • Recognized with the ABA Section of International Law 2020 Unsung Member Award for her active role in the ABA Mexico Committee.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2017

      Prosser Award, Berkeley Journal of International Law

    • BS, Cognitive Science–Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, 2012

      magna cum laude

      Phi Beta Kappa

  • Admissions

    • California

  • Languages

    • Spanish



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