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David Kelly
Vice President & General Counsel


David Kelly is in his first season as Vice President and General Counsel for the Golden State Warriors. In that role, he serves as the teamís chief legal officer and manages many of the companyís key projects and initiatives on both the business and basketball sides of the operation.

David joins the Warriors from the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP where he provided legal counsel to a variety of sports teams and related clients, including the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Blues, Stockton Thunder, Time Warner Cable and Comcast Spectacor, regarding television, radio and internet rights agreements, arena/stadium matters, intellectual property issues, and sponsorship and naming rights agreements. David also advised clients in corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and tender offers; represented underwriters in public offerings; and provided counsel to public companies with respect to securities law compliance, disclosure requirements and corporate governance matters.

David has a passion for music and his work as a musician has been featured on the CBS Evening News and CNN, and in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. He has also toured in the United States, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Sweden and Brazil.

A native of Chicago, David earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in 1996 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2004. He and his wife, Zeenat, have three children.
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