Kelsey L. Campbell
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.
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.
- 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.
- Workplace Investigations
- Truman National Security Project
- Veterans for American Ideals, Human Rights First
- New Leaders Council
- Commissioner, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission, 2017-2018
- 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
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