Kelsey Campbell

Kelsey L. Campbell

Associate

ABOUT KELSEY L. CAMPBELL

Kelsey Campbell is a litigation and government law associate, representing numerous local agencies, including hospital districts throughout California. She is an experienced investigator and is currently assigned to various investigation projects for local public agencies.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Prior to law school, Ms. Campbell had a career in U.S. foreign policy where she provided expert analysis and policy and operations recommendations to national decisionmakers.

She served as a Russian linguist and intelligence analyst in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. After her military service, she attended graduate school, and thereafter entered federal civil service through the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program, serving as a foreign policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

While in the Pentagon, Ms. Campbell was a part of the team selected by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to conduct an internal investigation of the U.S. nuclear enterprise. As part of the team, Ms. Campbell interviewed 1500 civilian and military personnel, authored a comprehensive report, and identified a $10 billion shortfall in funding.

As the lead of a specialized intelligence group in Iraq, Ms. Campbell authored hundreds of reports on the activities of insurgents. Ms. Campbell’s reports provided actionable intelligence to commanders and coalition partners and were vital to the successful prosecution of the insurgents.

While serving at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, Ms. Campbell authored a report on the state of primary education in the country. Her report was lauded by the State Department’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Her graduate thesis on the education system in the Republic of Georgia has been cited by UNESCO.

Ms. Campbell has represented the United States government in an official capacity in Australia, Japan, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Pakistan, and Iraq. She has extensive experience working with counterparts from the United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, and Russia.

Ms. Campbell is a former Commissioner on the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Protecting Our Defenders: The Need to Ensure Due Process for Women in the Military Before Amending the Selective Service Act, 45 Hastings Const. L.Q. 115 (2017)
  • Various writings on public policy issues in Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Litigation
  • Workplace Investigations

AFFILIATIONS

  • Truman National Security Project
  • Veterans for American Ideals, Human Rights First
  • New Leaders Council

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Commissioner, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission, 2017-2018

EDUCATION

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD
  • Columbia University, Master of International Affairs
  • Wayland Baptist University, BS
  • Defense Language Institute, Russian Basic Course

ADMISSIONS AND COURTS

  • California

Our Team

Dennis Aftergut
Dennis Aftergut
Of Counsel
Karen Beaton
Karen Beaton
Docketing Coordinator
Savannah Blackwell
Of Counsel
Ruth Bond
Ruth Bond
Of Counsel
Kelsey Campbell
Kelsey L. Campbell
Associate
Steve Cikes
Of Counsel
Vicki Clayton
Vicki Clayton
Of Counsel
Madeline Cline
Analyst
Theresa Conway
Marketing Coordinator
Sofia-Cutler
Sofia Cutler
Legal Assistant
Arthur Hartinger
Arthur Hartinger
Partner
Tony Hernandez
Paralegal
Jonathan Holtzman
Jonathan Holtzman
Partner
Dane-Hutchings
Dane Hutchings
Director, Government Affairs
Howard Jordan
Howard Jordan
Consultant
Joseph Lin
Legal Assistant
Lori Liu
Lori Liu
Senior Associate
Ian Long
Ian Long
Senior Associate
Manik Marasinghe
Manik Marasinghe
Legal Assistant
Ryan McGinley-Stempel
Ryan McGinley-Stempel
Senior Associate
Mariam Morley
Mariam Morley
Of Counsel
Jennifer Nock
Jennifer Nock
Of Counsel
Jamie Pereyda
Jamie Pereyda
Associate
Judith Propp
Judith Propp
Of Counsel
Sara Reese
Of Counsel
Louise Renne
Louise Renne
Partner
Randy Riddle
Randy Riddle
Of Counsel
Linda Ross
Linda Ross
Of Counsel
Geoff Spellberg
Geoff Spellberg
Of Counsel
Tess Steen
Tess Steen
Legal Secretary
Teresa Stricker
Teresa Stricker
Partner
Bobette Tolmer
Bobette Tolmer
Legal Secretary
Spencer Wilson
Spencer Wilson
Senior Associate
Yumi Wilson
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