William J. Kelly

William J. Kelly (New York, New York)

William J. Kelly

Attorney in New York, NY
Bill Kelly provides comprehensive legal services to accountants and related financial professionals, including brokers and business managers. In addition to defending accounting firms in malpractice and other litigation, Bill provides advice and representation in connection with risk management, government investigations, commercial negotiations, and partnership and practice issues.

Among his current engagements, Bill is representing accounting firms in several malpractice actions arising from the Chinese reverse merger phenomenon in which entities formed through the merger of Chinese companies into U.S. companies and traded on U.S. stock exchanges have been found to be fraudulent. Bill also has defended clients in RICO, breach of contract and general business disputes and has counseled accounting firms and individual accountants in connection with civil and criminal governmental investigations.

With an in-depth understanding of the services accountants provide as well as how they conduct their practice, Bill translates this knowledge into effective presentations to judges and juries. He appreciates the issues of most importance to accountants and recognizes what they need from their legal counsel in order to keep their practice moving forward in the face of litigation or investigation.

Publications

Evolving International Regulations on Client Data Put More Pressure on Accounting Firms
May 22, 2014

New Rules Proposed by PCAOB Include Sweeping Changes for Audit Reports
November 11, 2013

Events

The Good the Bad & The Ugly: Your Tax Practice, Professional Standards & Trouble
February 2012

News

Accountants Team Scores Victory in Defending Securities Fraud Claim Involving China-Based Company
August 9, 2013

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Accountants
  • e-Discovery

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in New York
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court
Law School Attended
St. John's University School of Law
Class of 2000
J.D.
cum laude
University Attended
Binghamton University
Class of 1997
B.A.

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
150 East 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10017-5639
U.S.A.
Phone
914.872.7185
Fax
914.323.7001
Office Information
Office Information
William J. Kelly
Partner
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
150 East 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10017-5639

Maintains an office in multiple locations
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Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP (New York, New York)