Business 100 – 2017

Kelly Currie/Crowell & Moring

Kelly Currie is a partner with the international law firm Crowell & Moring, where he chairs the firm’s investigations practice and is a member of the white collar and regulatory enforcement group. Previously, he was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York for a dozen years, and served as Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney to Loretta E. Lynch, and as Acting United States Attorney upon Lynch’s confirmation as U.S. Attorney General.

From 1996 to 1998, Kelly served in Belfast as a senior advisor to former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, who chaired the Northern Ireland peace process. The negotiations resulted in the Good Friday Agreement. He previously served on Mitchell’s Senate staff. Today, Kelly is a member of the New York chapter of the International Irish Business Network. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.

Kelly grew up in Maine and is a fifth-generation Irish American with paternal ancestry from County Kildare. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Tara Sher, and daughters, Maggie and Bebe.