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Kelsey Shust is a litigator in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Before joining the firm, Kelsey served in the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate. For four years, Kelsey gained courtroom experience prosecuting and defending criminal cases. Kelsey served on 10 trial teams that litigated cases to verdict, as well as five trial teams involving guilty pleas.

Following Kelsey’s trial experience, she was assigned to serve as an appellate counsel. Kelsey represented the United States against allegations of court-martial trial errors. She argued a total of four cases before the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Prior to law school, Kelsey worked on a Senator’s staff as a legislative correspondent. Kelsey drafted memoranda on issues involving banking, Social Security, housing, transportation, and the federal budget.

On December 23, 2022, President Biden signed the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 into law.  The Act contains two significant prohibitions regarding the procurement and use of semiconductor products and services from specific Chinese companies and other foreign countries of concern that will come into effect in December 2027. 

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