Quirk, Kellye Renea

Kellye Renea Quirk



Kellye Quirk is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Data & Technology Transactions Practice.

Ms. Quirk’s practice focuses on intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions. Ms. Quirk regularly advises clients on intellectual property and technology related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including carve-out and transition services related issues, as well as general corporate matters.

Ms. Quirk maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting children in partnership with the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Children’s Law Center.

Ms. Quirk received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the executive board of Virginia Law Women and Virginia Law Veterans. She was also a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where she prepared opening and reply briefs and presented oral arguments on behalf of clients before the Fourth and Sixth Circuits.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Quirk served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy. Ms. Quirk also worked as an operations and technology consultant at a major financial institution.

Ms. Quirk’s experience includes advising:

  • Onex Corporation in carve-out stock acquisition of R&Q Accredited
  • Tapestry, Inc. in its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Capri Holdings
  • AB CarVal on its US$700 million transaction involving Clean Energy Platform Peregrine Energy Solutions
  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners on US$2.15 billion acquisition of minority equity interest in NIPSCO
  • Incitec Pivot on sale of Waggaman Ammonia Production Facility
  • PrimeFlight in sale to the Sterling Group and Capitol Meridian Partner
  • DB Schenker in combination with USA Truck

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2020
  • MS in Project Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 2016
  • BS in Astrophysics, US Naval Academy, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English