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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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TCPA Legislative Update: Senate Passes TRACED Act and Works on More Robocall Legislation

June 17, 2019 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

On May 23, the Senate passed the TRACED Act (S. 151) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 98-1. This bill, led by Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Ed Markey (D-MA), and supported by all 50 state attorneys general, would force phone companies to identify spam calls to consumers, extend the statute of limitations to prosecute those illegally robocalling consumers, and increase fines for robocalls to up to $10,000 per illegal call. In a statement following its passage, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised the legislation saying, “This is a vital partnership in the fight against unwanted robocalls and one we already are working hard at. It’s important that federal and state partners work together – and engage productively with private stakeholders – to address this important consumer protection priority.”

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Monthly TCPA Digest – June 2019

June 17, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Esteban Morales, Matthew Novian, Elana R. Safner

This TCPA Digest covers an FCC rule allowing default call blocking services and a 4th Circuit ruling upholding a $61M judgment against Dish Network for a third-party agent's actions.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – May 2019

May 13, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Matthew Novian, Elana R. Safner

This TCPA Digest covers congressional bills to combat illegal robocalls, TCPA matters at the FCC, and a 4th Circuit ruling that voided the TCPA's federal debt-collection exemption.

TCPA Legislative Update: Congress Continues Work on Robocalls

May 13, 2019 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

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Monthly TCPA Digest – April 2019

April 17, 2019 | Article | By Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Elana R. Safner

This TCPA Digest covers comments on FCC proposals to modify the Truth in Caller ID rules, how the TCPA could impact the 2020 Census, and congressional hearings and legislation about robocalls.
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TCPA Legislative Update: Robocalls Continue to be a Focus in Congress

April 17, 2019 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

Following last month’s letter from the attorney generals of all 50 states, Congress has continued to push forward on robocall legislation. On April 3, the Senate Commerce Committee held a markup, which featured the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.
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TCPA Legislative Update: TRACED and HANGUP Acts Target Robocalls

March 20, 2019 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

TCPA Legislative Update: TRACED and HANGUP Acts Target Robocalls
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Monthly TCPA Digest – March 2019

March 20, 2019 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Joshua Briones, Anne-Marie Dao, Russell Fox, Radhika Bhat, Elana R. Safner

This month we consider who qualifies as a “sender” under the Junk Faxes Rule, provide an update on the HANGUP and TRACED bills, and review a Whole Foods case that asks whether the Bristol-Meyers ruling applies to class actions.
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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 – 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.