Kelly Brennan

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Biography

Kelly Brennan has experience in various areas of trial and appellate litigation, with a concentration in business and financial litigation. Having represented banks, broker-dealers, securities-licensed individuals, utilities, accounting firms, insurance companies, credit reporting agencies, and debt collection companies, Kelly has experience in state and federal court proceedings, regulatory investigations, and arbitration before FINRA, NASD, AAA and NAF. Examples of matters Kelly handles on a regular basis include: litigation of business and contractual disputes in state and federal court, FINRA arbitrations involving consumer disputes and Form U5 filings; responses to Wells' Notices and regulatory requests; direct and derivative actions; and litigation involving contracts, securities and banking law, anti-money laundering rules and regulation, UCC Articles 3 and 4, and other state and federal statutes including RICO, FCRA, FDCPA, and TILA. Kelly is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), has been rated "AV" by Martindale Hubbell and was selected by the Birmingham Business Journal as a "Top 40 Under 40" professional.

Professional and Community Activities

Kelly currently is or previously has been involved in the following:

Alabama State Bar, Judicial Liaison Committee (2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010); Alabama State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010), Alabama State Bar, Leadership Forum (2008); Birmingham Bar, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee (2005-2006); Alabama State Bar, Leadership Forum Selections Committee (2009); Birmingham Bar, Civil Courts Procedures Committee (2009); Birmingham Bar, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee (2005-2006); Young Lawyer's Section, Member (2002-2008); Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Certified Specialist; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member; Hand in Paw; Birmingham Inns of Court,

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
2053231888  Phone
2053238907  Fax
www.whitearnolddowd.com
Mailing Address:
2025 3rd Avenue North, Suite 500, Birmingham, Alabama 35203-3331
University Attended:
Hofstra University, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2001
Year of First admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Memberships:
Alabama Ballet, Patron; Birmingham Museum of Art, Junior Patron; Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Benefactors Society; Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Member; The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham, Friend; Children's Arts Guild, Member

Publications and Seminars

"Piercing the. Corporate Veil: When is Too Much Fiction a Bad Thing?," Alabama Lawyer, January 2010; "Carve-Outs: The Efficacy of Reserving Judicial Remedies for Discreet Claims, While Requiring Arbitration for Others," Birmingham Bar Bulletin, Vol. 29 (Issue 2), p. 18, Gregory C. Cook, A. Kelly Brennan; "The Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Agreements," 40 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 331 (Vol. 3), Gregory C. Cook, A. Kelly Brennan; "A Primer on Removal: Don't Leave State Court Without It," Birmingham Bar Bulletin, Vol. 28 (Issue 2), p. 24, Gregory C. Cook, A. Kelly Brennan; "The Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Agreements," Birmingham Bar Bulletin, Vol. 29, p. 22, Gregory C. Cook, A. Kelly Brennan; Overdraft Opt-Ins Seminar: Protecting Your Bank Under Regulation E, Lorman Education Services; Document Retention and Destruction Policies for Financial Institutions, Lorman Education Services

Representative Reported or Accessible Decisions

Sirote v. BBVA Compass Bank, 2012 WL 914921 (11th Cir. March 20, 2012); Ex parte Compass Bank, 77 So. 3d 578 (Ala. 2011); Sirote v. BBVA Compass Bank, —- F. Supp. 2d ——, 2010 WL 8591330 (N.D. Ala. December 29, 2010); Pawlak v. BBVA USA BancShares, Inc., 2010 WL 3119909 (S.D. Tex. August 4, 2010); UBS PaineWebber, Inc. v. Brown, 880 So. 2d 411 (Ala. 2003); In the Matter Between Bernadette Harper and Dean Wolpert and BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, Inc., 2010 WL 599914 (FINRA 2010); Brown v. UBS PaineWebber, Inc. et al., 2004 WL 3087412 (NASD 2004); King v. Invest Financial Services et al., 2004 WL 2848994 (NASD 2004); Shunnarah v. UBS PaineWebber, Inc. at al., 2005 WL 2897988 (NASD 2005); Megibow v. AmSouth Investment Services, Inc. et al., 2006 WL 1879979 (NASD 2006).

Prior Employment

PolyGram Holding, Inc./Mercury Records, New York, New York

News

May 02, 2008, Kelly Brennan named to the Birmingham Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40"

Publications

Summer 2009, "Carve-Outs: The Efficacy of Reserving Judicial Remedies for Discreet Claims, While Requiring Arbitration for Others". Birmingham Bar Bulletin, Vol. 29 (Issue 2), p. 18
Gregory C. Cook, Kelly Brennan Bolvig

Winter 2008, "The Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Agreements". 40 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 331 (Vol. 3)
Gregory C. Cook, Kelly Brennan Bolvig

Summer 2008, "A Primer on Removal: Don't Leave State Court Without It". Birmingham Bar Bulletin, Vol. 28 (Issue 2), p. 24
Gregory C. Cook, Kelly Brennan Bolvig

Winter 2007, "The Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Agreements". Birmingham Bar Bulletin, Vol. 29, p. 22
Gregory C. Cook, Kelly Brennan Bolvig

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Birth Information:
Charlotte, North Carolina, November 11, 1971
ISLN:
916566768

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (12)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/25/11 in Banking Litigation on 02/25/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/25/11 in Civil Litigation on 02/25/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/25/11 in Securities Law on 02/25/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 02/11/11 in Securities Litigation on 02/11/11

    I have found Kelly to be extremely knowledgeable, diligent, thorough, and among the most elite of attorneys with whom I have worked.

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    I have found Kelly to be extremely knowledgeable, diligent, thorough, and among the most elite of attorneys with whom I have worked.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/11/11 in Securities Arbitration on 02/11/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/10/11 in Commercial Litigation on 02/10/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/10/11 in Securities Litigation on 02/10/11

    Ms. Bolvig is a highly regarded securities litigation and arbitration attorney. She routinely handles complex matters for sophisticated clients and produces excellent res...

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    Ms. Bolvig is a highly regarded securities litigation and arbitration attorney. She routinely handles complex matters for sophisticated clients and produces excellent results. She is professional in her demeanor and interaction with other attorneys. I higly recommend her.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 02/10/11 in Securities Arbitration on 02/10/11

    I have had the good fortunate of working with Kelly on several cases. Kelly is a hard-working, dedicated, bright, and cooperative attorney who strongly advocates for her...

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    I have had the good fortunate of working with Kelly on several cases. Kelly is a hard-working, dedicated, bright, and cooperative attorney who strongly advocates for her clients. She is also a great negotiator and someone I trust.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/10/11 in Civil Litigation on 02/10/11

    Kelly is not only a smart lawyer but an ethical lawyer as well. I have only been on the opposite side from her in civil litigation in Federal Court and have found her to...

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    Kelly is not only a smart lawyer but an ethical lawyer as well. I have only been on the opposite side from her in civil litigation in Federal Court and have found her to be an honorable opponent. Everything I know about her points to her being a respected member of the bar with the skills and ethics to properly represent our profession.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • Kelly Brennan

    4.8/5.0 by a General Counsel on 02/21/11 in Litigation on 02/21/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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