Vedder Price

Ariel M. Kelly

Associate*

*Admitted to practice only in Tennessee and supervised by Vedder Price P.C. attorneys licensed and in good standing in Illinois.

222 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60601

+1 (312) 609 7635

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Ariel M. Kelly

Associate*

*Admitted to practice only in Tennessee and supervised by Vedder Price P.C. attorneys licensed and in good standing in Illinois.

Ariel (Ari) M. Kelly is a Labor & Employment Associate in the Chicago office of Vedder Price.

As a skilled employment litigator, Ms. Kelly defends employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and pay equity violations; FLSA, ADAAA, ADEA, FMLA and Title VII violations; and misappropriation of trade secrets. She also conducts compliance audits and investigations, counsels employers regarding employee life-cycle events, and conducts trainings on various employment law topics. 

Ms. Kelly further has experience drafting and negotiating employment-related agreements, drafting petitions for employment-based visas (TN, P-1, L-1A and L-1B) for global companies’ intracompany transferee employees, and representing clients in commercial litigation. She has gained both federal and state court trial experience, including the successful enforcement of a non-solicitation agreement in a bench trial against her client’s direct competitor.

Ms. Kelly received her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and is named in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list in the Litigation – Labor and Employment category for 2022. Ms. Kelly has also been named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star list since 2018.

Ariel M. Kelly

Associate*

*Admitted to practice only in Tennessee and supervised by Vedder Price P.C. attorneys licensed and in good standing in Illinois.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2015
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2012

Ariel M. Kelly

Associate*

*Admitted to practice only in Tennessee and supervised by Vedder Price P.C. attorneys licensed and in good standing in Illinois.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2015