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Sara A. Kelsey

Solo Practitioner, former State and Federal Bank Regulator

Sara A. Kelsey Law, PLLC

Sara Kelsey has over 40 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, specializing in domestic bank regulatory law.  Sara established her solo practice in 2012.  Most recently, Sara has taught at New York University Law School and in the past at other NY-area law schools.  Sara began her career in the the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (1976-1987).  She has served as General Counsel of the FDIC (2007-8), Counsel for the New York State Banking Department (now the New York State Department of Financial Services) (1998-2007), Regulatory Counsel for what is now known as JP Morgan Chase (1987-1996); Skadden Arps (1996-1998); and Wilmer Hale (2008-12).  Sara received her JD from New York University School of Law and a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.