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Bree Kelly

e-DAT Lawyer
Fax +1.206.623.7022
Bree Kelly is a lawyer in the e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group and advises clients of all sizes on a variety of records management and electronic discovery issues.

Bree frequently counsels clients regarding best practices in records management and litigation readiness, including drafting relevant policies and procedures. Bree also counsels clients regarding a broad range of electronic discovery issues, from preservation obligations to production. Since September 2008, Bree has served as the editor and primary author of K&L Gates’ Electronic Discovery Law blog—www.ediscoverylaw.com—and is a frequent writer and speaker on e-discovery and records management.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Bree worked for two local Pacific Northwest law firms litigating a variety of issues. While in law school, Bree completed an externship for the Honorable Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court.


  • CALI Award - Civil Procedure (2000)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Women in e-Discovery
  • Moot Court and Legal Writing Judge, Seattle University School of Law
  • Secretary, Washington Coalition to End the Death Penalty, 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • “Changing Obligations: Proposed Amendments to the Civil Rules,” Women in e-Discovery, Seattle Chapter, December 10, 2014
  • “Mastering E-Discovery, Litigation Holds & Metadata,” Panelist, The Rossdale Group, March 6, 2014
  • “Changing Obligations in Electronic Discovery: Amendments to the Rules of Procedure,” K&L Gates LLP, October 10, 2013
  • “Update on e-Discovery Case Law and Rules,” Women in e-Discovery, Seattle Chapter, July 11, 2012
  • “Preservation of Discoverable Information,” University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, Certificate Course in e-Discovery, April 12, 2012
  • “The Judicial Perspective: Mock Arguments,” King County Bar Association, E-discovery for Fun and Profit: Federal Law, Washington Law, and Practical Considerations, December 9, 2011
  • “Preservation of Discoverable Information: What Does the Case Law Say?,” University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, Certificate Course in Electronic Discovery Management, April 15, 2010