Ryan P. Kelley

Ryan P. Kelley

Associate

Ryan P. Kelley advises large and small companies on a broad range of legal needs arising from early inception to global operations. His practice focuses on both domestic and international corporate and securities matters, including formation/incorporation, founder(s) documents, financing, contract drafting & negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investment.

Concentrations

  • Global - Africa Practice

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of Higher Logic, LLC, an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms, in its $55 million investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies.
  • Representation of a publicly traded Life Sciences company in its acquisition of a leading producer of reagents, kits, and assays via a reverse triangular merger.
  • Representation of a publicly traded Life Sciences company in the acquisition of a bioinformatics company providing biomarker data management and analysis products.
  • Representation of Axios, Inc. in its sale to LGS Innovations, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant, for an undisclosed sum. Virginia-based Axios is a provider of communications and signal processing solutions and mission support services for the Department of Defense and Intelligence communities.
  • Representation of Maryland-based 7 Delta, Inc. in its acquisition by Mantech International Corporation. 7 Delta, Inc. was a government contractor providing IT services systems integration, program management, software development, security architecture, and information assurance to a number of large U.S. government clients. Such clients include Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which 7 Delta served as a prime contractor on the VA’s Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) program.
  • Legal Intern, Government of Liberia, Ministry of Public Works, Summer 2011
  • Legal Intern, Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Summer 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section, 2008–Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2011
    • Editor, Minnesota Law Review, Volume 95
    • President, American Constitution Society
  • M.A., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 2012
    • Lier Fellow
      • Legal Fellowship, Government of Liberia, Ministry of Public Works, Summer 2011
  • B.A., International Relations, cum laude, Carleton College, 2005
Admissions
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Languages
  • French, Conversational