Kelsey Moran | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Kelsey Moran

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance

Moran Kelsey

Kelsey Moran
Moran Kelsey
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Kelsey Moran advises clients on U.S. and international business transactions, with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and global corporate reorganizations.

Kelsey has represented clients in domestic and cross-border transactions involving industries as diverse as aerospace and defense; automotive; food, beverage, and agriculture; industrial manufacturing; life sciences and health care; and technology, media, and telecoms.  Kelsey has experience coordinating and overseeing major projects, including working with local counsel in dozens of jurisdictions to solve complex legal issues.

Kelsey also recently was seconded to Ford Motor Company, working full-time for nearly a year as part of the Commercial and Transactions group in the Office of General Counsel.  As an in-house lawyer, she worked closely with the Ford business team, advising on mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures.

In addition to her corporate work, Kelsey maintains an active pro bono practice before a variety of courts and government agencies. She is dedicated to representing homeless families, as well as women and children in refugee resettlement and other immigration proceedings.  She also actively volunteers with local organizations supporting the success of women and children, including as a mentor with Casa Chirilagua.

While in law school, Kelsey served as Executive Notes Editor of The Tax Lawyer and as a peer advisor to her fellow Georgetown Law students.  Before law school, she earned a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Kansas State University, where she was selected to receive a Fulbright Scholarship.

Representative experience

Dell Technologies Inc. on the sale of its information technology services business to NTT DATA for US$3.055bn.

Arm Limited, subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund, on the contemplated US$40bn sale of Arm to NVIDIA.

Daimler on the global reorganization of its worldwide business into three divisions: Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses and Daimler Mobility.

A Fortune 500 life sciences company in a global entity rationalization spanning more than 40 international jurisdictions.

Audi, BMW and Daimler in connection with third-party investments in the consortium's HERE mapping business.

Daimler on a mobility joint venture with BMW, and on its investments in various mobility companies.

Lockheed Martin Corporation on the combination of its IT and technical services businesses with Leidos in a US$5.0bn Reverse Morris Trust transaction.

Shire on the ex-U.S. aspects of its oncology business sale to Servier S.A.S.

Airbus on its acquisition of U.S.-based Aerovel and its tactical unmanned aerial system, Flexrotor, designed for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 2015
  • B.A., Kansas State University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas