Kelly Herbert


Kelly Herbert is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in the firm’s Litigation department. Her practice focuses on general and complex commercial litigation, government investigations and constitutional law. Kelly has represented a diverse assortment of clients in a wide range of high-stakes disputes in both state and federal court, especially on behalf of media, entertainment and technology clients. Kelly has a robust pro bono practice focused on immigration and LGBTQA issues and has represented LGBTQA clients seeking asylum from Venezuela, Jamaica and Uzbekistan. Kelly has also assisted numerous trans and gender non-conforming clients with name changes, and is working with pro bono partners to assist domestic violence survivors with U-Visa petitions during the COVID-19 crisis. Kelly received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in 2015 from Fordham University School of Law where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pace University in 2006. Kelly was instrumental in founding Pace University’s LGBTQA & Social Justice Center, and worked full-time running the center while attending Fordham University School of Law’s evening program. Kelly is Co-Chair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s New York LGBTQ Subcommittee, and Co-Chair of Fordham University School of Law’s LGBTQA Alumni Affinity Group. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York. Kelly is from Buffalo (Go Bills!) and currently lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys her plants, cooking, and hanging out with her friends and family—including her beloved dog, Max.