Steven Kelly

Steven Kelly

Director of the Adjudication Division at New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

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Director of the Adjudication Division

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry

June 2014Present (5 months)

Oversee all phases of the Adjudication Division’s operations to ensure that the agency’s goals and objectives are achieved. Direct the Administrative Tribunal, including interpreting laws and regulations designed to protect consumers from deceptive trade practices. Supervise over thirty- five people, including Administrative Law Judges, staff attorneys, the hearing support unit, and the settlement unit. Work with the First Deputy Commissioner and the Senior Management Team on budgetary issues, legislative affairs, information technology, strategic initiatives, and personnel matters. Monitor the Division’s revenue (FY 2014: $12 million) and budget management, including fiscal proposals, submissions, and justifications for capital expenditures (FY 2014: $2.5 million). Serve as the liaison to other agency divisions, government entities, and the general public. Manage the implementation of a web-based Accela case-management system, including participating in development strategy, user-acceptance training, and system enhancement proposals. Act as the Division’s lead information technology trainer on Accela- related issues. Research, prepare, and present legal and educational materials to staff members.

Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry

August 2011June 2014 (2 years 11 months)

Review attorney work product and conduct legal and educational training sessions for Administrative Law Judges, interns, and legal fellows. Preside over administrative hearings, including potential violations of the New York City Consumer Protection Law and/or the Administrative Code. Interview parties under oath and assess the credibility of witness testimony and documentary evidence. Analyze and interpret the rules and regulations pertaining to the Consumer Protection Law. Draft formal decisions, including findings of fact, conclusions of law, and penalty recommendations. Review administrative court records, read briefs submitted by the parties, and consider the arguments to determine whether error or injustice occurred at the hearing. Assist in developing and implementing Accela software-based case management system with Information Technology (IT) consultants.

Litigation Associate

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Partnership; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

January 2010March 2011 (1 year 3 months)

Represented financial services clients primarily in the area of regulatory enforcement litigation. Advised clients on various matters relating to Bank Secrecy Act/USA PATRIOT Act compliance, as well as other anti-money laundering (AML) suspicious activity, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and corporate compliance issues. Developed comprehensive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance policies and procedures for multinational corporations. Advised clients on their money laundering prevention practices, as well as conducting internal corporate investigations and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) filings. Drafted due diligence memoranda after performing background checks and negative news searches.

Assistant District Attorney - Appeals & Training Bureau

Middlesex County District Attorney's Office

September 2009January 2010 (5 months)

Briefed and successfully argued cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, including narcotics offenses and violent felonies. Investigated and prepared for trial on a variety of criminal matters, including drafting and successfully arguing motions in the Woburn District Court. Assisted in training over fifty police departments within the county on constitutional law issues, including the preparation and execution of search warrants.

Senior Detective-Investigator (Police Officer)

New York County District Attorney's Office

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Law Enforcement industry

July 2003August 2006 (3 years 2 months)

Graduated Westchester County Police Academy – 116th Session. Performed patrol duties and conducted criminal investigations, including complex financial fraud and money laundering cases resulting from Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR). Served as a Field Training Officer responsible for the training and evaluation of probationary police officers. Developed and implemented tactical plans for executing search warrants and apprehension operations. Attended advanced training in anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering investigations, high-risk prisoner transport, and dignitary protection.

Steven Kelly's Skills & Expertise

  1. Criminal Law
  2. Legal Research
  3. Litigation
  4. Legal Writing
  5. Courts
  6. Civil Litigation
  7. Fraud
  8. Criminal Investigations
  9. Westlaw
  10. Appeals
  11. Trials
  12. Administrative Law
  13. Hearings
  14. Criminal Justice
  15. Mediation
  16. Private Investigations
  17. Commercial Litigation
  18. Evidence
  19. Prosecution
  20. Trial Practice
  21. Internal Investigations
  22. Securities Regulation

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Steven Kelly's Education

Boston University School of Law



Concentration: Litigation and Dispute Resolution with Honors
Criminal Law Clinic: S.J.C. Rule 3:03 Certified Prosecutor

City University of New York-John Jay College of Criminal Justice

M.A., Criminal Justice


Specialization: Investigative Techniques

City University of New York-John Jay College of Criminal Justice

B.A., Criminology


Summa Cum Laude

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