Kelley Chandler is a law clerk in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation group. Kelley assists with a variety of intellectual property matters. She has worked on trade secret litigation and assisted in conducting a freedom to operate analysis in the pharmaceutical space. Kelley has assisted in advising pro bono clients on contract disputes and in drafting legislation against trafficking in persons abroad.
Kelley received her law degree from Cornell Law School, where she was an executive editor on the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and a member of the Cornell Moot Court Board. Kelley’s coursework and experience in law school was wide-ranging, including representing startup clients in Cornell’s Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, filing trademarks, writing about intellectual property and health technologies, and conducting due diligence as an associate with Big Red Ventures, Cornell’s early-stage venture capital fund. Additionally, Kelley won an award for the best brief in Cornell’s Cuccia Cup moot court competition and an award for the best buyer’s counsel in Cornell’s Transactional Lawyering competition.
Prior to law school, Kelley earned a B.S. in biology from Villanova University, with coursework in genetics, physiology, and neurology.
- JD, magna cum laude, Cornell Law School, 2020; Order of the Coif
- BS (Biology), cum laude, Villanova University, 2015