Kari Kelly

CEO & Founder
Ispirato Law Group

KARI KELLY, CEO & Founder of Ispirato Law Group, is a tech transactions attorney focused on information privacy and data security issues. Her work is focused on helping HealthTech, AdTech,  FinTech and software, and mobile app companies navigate the regulatory environment surrounding privacy, cyber security and protection of customer data. She designs custom privacy programs and helps her clients implement sustainable corporate processes and policies to meet the growing privacy and security demands of their customers, regulators, business partners and employees. As in-house counsel for IBM’s Software Group in San Jose, California, Kari enjoyed working on cutting edge issues at the intersection of the law and technology. At Nelnet, Inc., she served as the lead attorney on multiple tech transactions, oversaw all legal matters for software development subsidiary, 5280 Solutions, and was a member of its Executive Management Team. Before joining Mayer Brown in Palo Alto, Kari started her career as a Foreign Associate in a premier corporate and intellectual property law firm in Cologne, Germany. Kari served as a Fellow through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) where she studied German and EU business and intellectual property law.