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Jennifer L. Kelly

ML Strategies - Manager of Government Relations

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Prior to joining ML Strategies, Jenny worked as a legislative assistant at a prominent international law firm. There she closely followed pieces of legislation related to criminal justice reform, cyber-security, transportation, and housing, in order to provide real-time updates to lobbyists and clients. Previously, Jenny worked as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) where she participated in lobbyist meetings and agency briefings, organized panel discussions, and assisted in composing floor speeches for the Senator.

Jenny recently graduated with her Masters in Congressional and Presidential Studies from the Catholic University of America. During her time at Catholic, Jenny was named a Bryce Harlow Fellow, a prestigious award for students who pursue careers in professional advocacy. As an undergraduate, Jenny was a University Scholar and was awarded both the Diane Jones Meier Award and the Fowler Award for Leadership for her work in the political science department. She served as a policy intern for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and as a library intern for the U.S. Secretary of the Senate.

Education

  • Catholic University of America (MA, cum laude)
  • University of South Dakota (BS, cum laude)

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Monthly TCPA Digest – February 2019

February 25, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Elana R. Safner, Radhika Bhat, Russell Fox

This issue covers the FCC’s adoption of a proposal to extend anti-spoofing rules to calls originating outside the US, the continued push for call authentication and blocking, and renewed efforts to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.
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TCPA Legislative Update - February 2019

February 25, 2019 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

This issue covers the FCC’s adoption of a proposal to extend anti-spoofing rules to calls originating outside the US, the continued push for call authentication and blocking, and renewed efforts to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – January 2019

January 16, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Elana R. Safner, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott

This TCPA Digest covers an FCC petition on how the TCPA defines telemarketing and dual purpose and an Eighth Circuit holding for an insurance carrier based on record-keeping.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – December 2018

December 17, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Elana R. Safner, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott

This TCPA Digest examines recently introduced Congressional bills focused on combatting robocalls and the FCC’s order to establish a single reassigned numbers database.
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TCPA Legislative Update – December 2018

December 17, 2018 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

Although the end of the year is in sight, Congress continues to work hard on legislation to combat robocalls. Last month, Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, or TRACED, Act.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – November 2018

November 19, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

This TCPA Digest covers the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic case and provides news from the FCC, including a notice to voice providers that action will be taken if the industry-led call authentication system doesn’t materialize soon.
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TCPA & Consumer Calling Digest – October 2018

October 22, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

Read about recent TCPA cases and FCC comment periods on automatic telephone dialing systems, call blocking technologies, and a proposed emergency use exemption to the TCPA.
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TCPA & Consumer Calling Digest – September 2018

September 20, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

In this issue, we look at industry comments on the FCC’s report on robocalling and efforts to urge the agency to reconsider its reassigned numbers database proposal. In addition, we examine a recent circuit split on what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) in the Third and Ninth Circuits and what that means for TCPA defendants. The split follows the D.C. Circuit’s May 2018 decision in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission, which set aside the FCC’s “unreasonably expansive interpretation” of what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system.

TCPA & Consumer Calling Digest - August 2018

August 13, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

This issue provides insurance information for companies facing TCPA lawsuits and identifies the types of policies and provisions that may offer coverage. You will also find an update on the status of the proposed reassigned numbers database as well as information about a new FCC Public Notice, released August 10. Comments on the Public Notice are expected to lay the groundwork for the FCC’s next major action on call blocking and methods to eliminate illegal robocalls.

TCPA & Consumer Calling Digest - July 2018

July 18, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana Safner

This issue includes an update on activity at the FCC, specifically the agency’s progress in evaluating comments received in several ongoing TCPA proceedings. In addition, in our Class Action Update, we look at the current understanding of what constitutes an ATDS and why, in the wake of ACA International, it may be more difficult for plaintiffs to demonstrate that the companies they are suing used ATDS devices.