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Biography

Kelly Brennan has experience in various areas of trial and appellate litigation, with a concentration in business and financial litigation as well as an emphasis in family law and complex divorce.  Having represented banks, broker-dealers, securities-licensed individuals, utilities, accounting firms, insurance companies, credit reporting agencies, and debt collection companies, Ms. Brennan has experience in state and federal court proceedings, regulatory investigations, and arbitration before FINRA, SEC, NASD, AAA and NAF.  Examples of matters Ms. Brennan has handled on a regular basis include: litigation of business and contractual disputes in state and federal court, FINRA arbitrations involving consumer disputes and Form U5 filings; responses to Wells’ Notices and regulatory requests; direct and derivative actions; and litigation involving contracts, securities and banking law, anti-money laundering rules and regulation, UCC Articles 3 and 4, and other state and federal statutes including RICO, FCRA, FDCPA, and TILA, as well as Title IX matters. Her extensive experience in resolving financial and business disputes gives her a unique perspective in her family law practice.  Ms. Brennan is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), has been rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, and was selected by the Birmingham Business Journal as a “Top 40 Under 40″ professional.

Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
    • Leadership Forum Selections Committee (2009)
    • Judicial Liaison Committee (2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010)
    • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010)
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Civil Courts Procedures Committee (2009)
    • Fee Dispute Resolution Committee (2005-2006)
    • Fee Dispute Resolution Committee (2005-2006)
    • Young Lawyers Section, Member (2002-2008)
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists , Certified Specialist
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Birmingham Inns of Court
  • Hand in Paw
  • Alabama Ballet, Patron
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Benefactors Society
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
  • Children's Arts Guild

Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
  • “Top 40 Under 40,” Birmingham Business Journal (2008)
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 4 (2008)

Communications

Publications

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Representative Cases

  • Sirote v. BBVA Compass Bank, 2012 WL 914921 (11th Cir. March 20, 2012)
  • Ex parte Compass Bank, 77 So. 3d 578 (Ala. 2011)
  • Sirote v. BBVA Compass Bank, --- F. Supp. 2d ----, 2010 WL 8591330 (N.D. Ala. December 29, 2010)
  • Pawlak v. BBVA USA BancShares, Inc., 2010 WL 3119909 (S.D. Tex. August 4, 2010)
  • UBS PaineWebber, Inc. v. Brown, 880 So. 2d 411 (Ala. 2003)
  • In the Matter Between Bernadette Harper and Dean Wolpert and BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, Inc., 2010 WL 599914 (FINRA 2010)
  • Brown v. UBS PaineWebber, Inc. et al., 2004 WL 3087412 (NASD 2004)
  • Brown v. UBS PaineWebber, Inc. et al., 2004 WL 3087412 (NASD 2004)
  • King v. Invest Financial Services et al., 2004 WL 2848994 (NASD 2004)
  • Shunnarah v. UBS PaineWebber, Inc. et al., 2005 WL 2897988 (NASD 2005)
  • Megibow v. AmSouth Investment Services, Inc. et al., 2006 WL 1879979 (NASD 2006)