2023 speakers

Jack Kelly


Jack Kelly serves as Managing Director of the American Legal Finance Association (ALFA), the leading trade association for consumer litigation funding companies. Mr. Kelly, a Partner in the McPherson Group LLP, is a highly regarded adviser on the management of public policy risk to national and multinational corporations. He has extensive legislative and public policy experience in structured finance and tax-related issues. During the past two decades, he has been at the center of public policy, regulatory and legal debates involving specialty finance products, including structured settlements, life settlements, and various factoring transactions. Mr. Kelly also serves as an adjunct professor for the Fordham School of law, teaching a course on compliance and crisis management.

Previously‚ he has served as a political aide to two U.S. Presidents‚ served in staff positions with Congress and the New York and Federal courts.

For 28 years until his retirement‚ Mr. Kelly served in active and reserve components of the U.S. Army and was the commander of a Special Forces unit. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit.

From 2004 until 2018, he served as a member and Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Committee on National Cemeteries and Memorials and later as a member of the U.S. Advisory Committee for Arlington National Cemetery. He serves on the Advisory Council for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Notre Dame and the Fordham Law School Advisory Board on Corporate Ethics and Compliance. An avid runner, he has successfully completed a number of marathons, including the New York‚ Marine Corps and Boston marathons.

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