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Kelsey Williams

About Kelsey Williams

Kelsey Williams focuses her practice on professional liability, business law and commercial litigation, and general liability.

Prior to joining Carr Maloney P.C., Kelsey was a law clerk to the Honorable Kathryn Grill Graeff on the Court of Special Appeals. As Judge Graeff’s law clerk, Kelsey drafted opinions and bench memoranda for both civil and criminal matters.

Kelsey graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She served as the Articles Editor on the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. Kelsey was also a Moot Court Board member and the Baltimore Outreach for Student Success president.

During law school, Kelsey interned for the Honorable Douglas Nazarian on the Court of Special Appeals in Maryland. She also worked as a law clerk for the Seledee Law Group, where she gained experience with civil litigation for matters in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. Additionally, she worked as a student attorney for the National Association of the Deaf, assisting in client intake and research for ongoing lawsuits.

Kelsey graduated from Liberty University with an undergraduate degree in English.

Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Case Regarding Section 11 Liability for Direct Listings

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a landmark case regarding Section 11 liability for companies going public on the New York Stock Exchange through direct listings.   In 2018, the New York Stock Exchange introduced a new rule, later approved by the SEC, that allowed companies to go public using a “Selling Shareholder Direct Floor Listing,” or a direct listing.  Direct listing permits a company to go public for the first time just by filing a registration statement to allow existing shareholders to sell their shares on the exchange.  Under the previous method, an initial public […]

Recipients of Telemarketing Calls Made on Behalf of DirecTV Granted Class Certification in Class Action Lawsuit

On August 1, 2022, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia granted class certification to a group of about 114,000 individuals who, despite being on the national Do-Not-Call Registry, received at least two robocalls placed on behalf of DirecTV.  The court concluded that this was “a model case for the application of the class action mechanism.”

In 1991, Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), which, among other things, created a Do-Not-Call Registry that prohibited the initiation of telephone solicitations to residential telephone numbers listed on the registry.  The TCPA provides […]