Garland A. Kelley

Garland A. Kelley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Glaser Weil LLP
 | 10250 Constellation Boulevard, 19th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-282-6215
Fax: 310-843-2626
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008
Licensed Since: 2003
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner in Glaser Weil's litigation department, Mr. Kelley’s practice primarily involves securities litigation and complex business litigation.  Typical matters include class actions, multi-jurisdictional matters, transnational litigation, corporate investigations, or matters where there are opportunities to shape the law in meaningful ways.

Mr. Kelley began his legal practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, from 1999 through 2002.  He was admitted to the New York bar in 2000, and remains an active member.  In California, Mr. Kelley was an associate at Irell & Manella prior to joining Glaser Weil. 

Mr. Kelley earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, his master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University, and his bachelor’s degree from Rice University.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Kelley was a management consultant with Accenture for 8 years, working primarily on matters in Malaysia, Indonesia and Argentina.

About Garland Kelley

Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage:


  • DOLE FOOD COMPANY:  Represent Dole Food Company in litigation in the Southern District of New York filed pursuant to Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 related to alleged short-swing  
  • SANJAY SHARMA:  Bergstein, et al. v. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, et al.  Represent individual defendant in litigation related to the purchase and sale of the Miramax film library; obtained dismissal of all claims via anti-SLAPP motion.
  • KEITH OLBERMANN: Represented Keith Olbermann and Olbermann Broadcasting Empire, Inc. in $50 million breach of contract lawsuit against Current TV – founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and later sold to Al Jazeera – regarding Mr. Olbermann’s full editorial control over "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." The parties reached a confidential settlement. Press reports said Mr. Olbermann will receive "a significant payout from Current."
  • KFC CORPORATION:  KFC Natl. Council and Advertising Coop., Inc. v. KFC Corp., 2011 Del. Ch. LEXIS 17 (Jan. 31, 2011) (Del Ch.) 
  • IN RE RAMBUS DERIVATIVE LITIGATION and KELLEY V. RAMBUS (Geoff Tate):  In re Rambus Inc. Deriv. Litig., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131845 (Jan. 20, 2009) (N.D. Ca.) (Settlement) J. Kelley, et al. v. Rambus, Inc., et al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100319 (Dec. 9, 2008) (N.D. Ca.) J. Kelley, et al. v. Rambus, Inc., et al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120042 (Apr. 17, 2008) (N.D. Ca.) J. Kelley, et al. v. Rambus, Inc., et al., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81616, (Oct. 15, 2007) (N.D. Ca.)
  • MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS SECURITIES LITIGATION (John Gifford):  In re Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Securities Litig., 639 F. Supp. 2d 1038 (July 16, 2009) (N.D. Ca.) Hannan v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69966 (Aug. 10, 2009) (D. Ore.) Ryan v. Gifford, et al., 935 A.2d 258 (Nov. 21, 2007) (Del. Ch.)
  • CBIZ / IN RE HERITAGE BOND SECURITIES LITIGATION:  Talley v. Valuation Counselors Group, Inc., 191 Cal. App. 4th 132 (Dec. 22, 2010) (Cal. App.) In re Heritage Bond Litig., 546 F.3d 667 (Oct. 1, 2008) (9th Cir.) 
  • ARCHSTONE-SMITH TRUST:  Ortiz v. Lyon Mgmt. Group, Inc., 157 Cal. App. 4th 604 (Dec. 3, 2007) (Cal. App.)
  • LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR SECURITIES LITIGATION (Ronald Hoyt):  In re Lattice Semiconductor Corp. Securities Litig., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 262 (Jan. 3, 2006) (D. Ore.)  

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Educational Background:

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Rice University, B.A. (Philosophy & History)
  • Claremont Graduate University, M.A. (Philosophy)
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Office Location for Garland A. Kelley

10250 Constellation Boulevard
19th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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