Kelly Ganzberger is an associate with Baker & McKenzie, where she a member of the International Commercial Practice Group.
Kelly advises franchisors of all sizes, from start-ups to mature companies with multi-national operations, on the structuring and operation of their domestic and international franchise programs. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie in 2014, Kelly practiced franchise litigation for 5 years, representing franchisors before state and federal courts and arbitration panels concerning violations of state franchise relationship and federal disclosure laws, breach of contract actions, fraud-based claims, real estate matters, and the protection of intellectual property.
Prior to attending law school, Kelly served as Assistant to the Chief Counsel at the Republican National Committee's Counsel's Office. During the 2004 presidential election, Kelly was sent to Las Vegas, NV to monitor polling locations as part of the RNC's 72 Hour Program.
Kelly has extensive experience with national political conventions, having worked in logistics and operations for the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Republican National Conventions.
During college, Kelly interned for Bush-Brogan 2002, Gov. Jeb Bush's re-election campaign in Tallahassee, FL. She also worked as a staff member on the finance team for Sen. Spencer Abraham's re-election campaign, where she assisted in processing over $12 million dollars in campaign donations, and prepared and audited FEC reports. Kelly also served as a White House intern for the Office of White House Management in the summer of 2001.
During law school, she served as Co-Chair, External Competitions on the Moot Court Board and competed as a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition team.
Kelly received her bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She proudly served as president of the College Republicans, and was a recipient of the Alumni Legacy scholarship.
Kelly frequently speaks and writes about franchising issues and is active in various trade and bar associations. She was recently appointed to the Steering Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division and is the immediate past chair of the Dallas Bar Association's Franchise and Distribution Law Section.