Erik J. Kennelly



Erik Kennelly is an associate with Foley & Larder LLP. He is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. He is also a second lieutenant in the Army. 

While in law school, Mr. Kennelly was a summer associate at Foley. Additionally, he served as a law clerk for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Employment Law Section. Prior to taking up law, Mr. Kennelly was a high school math teacher in St. Louis with Teach For America.


Mr. Kennelly received his law degree from Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2017), where he was a LEAD Fellow, merit scholarship recipient, Army ROTC graduate scholarship recipient, president of Duke Law Basketball, and a Dean’s Cup semifinalist in Duke Law’s premier oral advocacy competition. During his third year, Mr. Kennelly attended Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany where he received a Certificate in Management and Leadership. He earned his undergraduate degrees from The Ohio State University (cum laude, B.S., B.A., 2012) majoring in both anthropological sciences and history. While earning his undergraduate degrees, Mr. Kennelly was a Provost Scholar, Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary, and involved in club tennis, intramural basketball, softball, and a number of charitable organizations dedicated to raising money for cancer research.


Mr. Kennelly is admitted to practice law in Illinois.


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