Stasia Kelly has extensive experience as both outside counsel and as a general counsel and brings these perspectives to her practice, working closely with boards of directors, general counsel and in-house legal teams, helping clients design and implement effective governance and compliance programs. Stasia also advises boards and executives on crisis management.

Stasia is the Managing Partner (Americas) of DLA Piper and co-chairs the Global Governance and Compliance practice.  She is also a member of the firm’s Global Board and Executive Committee.

Firmly committed to helping advance women at DLA Piper, Stasia is a mentor to a number of the women lawyers and is on the leadership committee of the firm's Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW), which is committed to the hiring, development and advancement of women lawyers.

Stasia sits on the board of directors of two public companies. At Owens-Illinois, the world's largest manufacturer of glass packaging, she chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of the Risk Committee. At Huntington-Ingalls Industries, which designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the US Navy and Coast Guard, Stasia chairs the Governance and Policy Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

Stasia has been honored with many awards that underscore her contributions to the legal profession. In 2014, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession honored Stasia with the prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award for her many career successes and her extensive involvement in assisting other women to succeed in the field of law.

The National Law Journal named Stasia to its list of ''Trailblazers & Pioneers,'' recognizing the top 50 legal professionals in the areas of governance, risk and compliance. The NLJ particularly cited Stasia’s 15-year career as a general counsel, during which she developed governance and compliance teams for four leading public companies, and noted her leading role in launching DLA Piper's Global Governance and Compliance practice.

And Lawdragon magazine named Stasia to its Lawdragon 500, noting that ''with 15 years under her belt as a general counsel for four different public companies, Kelly now chairs DLA Piper’s esteemed governance practice, while also co-running the megafirm’s US operations.'' She has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame, recognizing past members of the Lawdragon 500 who have made remarkable contributions as leaders, litigators, dealmakers, power brokers, judges and innovators.

In 2017, Stasia was named a Washington, DC Super Lawyers.

Stasia is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the world and has previously co-taught ''The Role of the Modern General Counsel'' course at Stanford Law School.

Stasia sits on the board of the Washington Lawyers Committee, the George Washington University Cardiovascular Institute and the George Washington University Law School's Center for Business and Finance Law Board. She is past chair of Equal Justice Works and has been a director of Trinity University in Washington DC.

She is a member of the Texas and Washington, DC bar associations and is a member of the Fellows of the ABA Foundation.

Stasia received her undergraduate degree in English, cum laude, from Trinity University in Washington, DC and her law degree, magna cum laude, from George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the George Washington University Law Review.

Stasia is a member of DLA Piper's North American Pro Bono Committee.