Alan B. Kelly

Alan B. Kelly, Esq. joined the DDSF in April of 2016 as Vice President & Senior Counsel. Additionally in 2016, Mr. Kelly was appointed as Vice President & Senior Counsel for the Daniel Morgan Academy, which provides graduate degrees in national security. Formerly, Alan was Senior Vice President and General Counsel with HonorHealth (formerly Scottsdale Healthcare) in 2004. He was responsible for the Legal Department, Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, Government & Community Relations, Medical Lien Recovery, Safety & Emergency Management, Real Estate and HonorHealth Cayman Offshore Captive Insurance Exchange. Before joining Scottsdale Healthcare, Mr. Kelly served as Chief University Counsel for nine years at Thomas Jefferson University, initiating its first intellectual patent and trademark division working to negotiate and monetize basic science research. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Counsel at Virtua Health System in New Jersey for fourteen years. He is experienced in bench trials including bequest intent and donor fraud.


Mr. Kelly earned a Master of Laws degree LL.M in trial advocacy at Temple University, both a juris doctor and master’s degree in healthcare administration at St. Louis University as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of South Carolina. He specializes in all areas of general non-profit law including bond transactions, real estate, acquisitions and bond financing. His special area of interest is philanthropic donor relations and mergers. Mr. Kelly is a member of the Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bars and all federal courts within these jurisdictions. Some of Mr. Kelly’s professional affiliations include the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Bar Association and National Health Lawyers Association.