Associate Attorney

As an associate attorney at Scott & Scott, LLP, Keli’s practice is focused on representing clients facing software audits by industry trade groups and software publishers.  Keli also has a strong background in litigation and licensing.

In her eight years with the firm, she has defended more than 290 BSA | The Software Alliance, Autodesk, Microsoft, and SIIA cases. Keli is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Designing, Assessing, and Optimizing Software Asset Management, and provides clients a corporate framework for software license compliance to protect themselves against potential copyright infringement claims.

Keli is logical and detailed in her guidance from start to finish and works to reach a resolution for her clients as efficiently and advantageously as possible.  Several clients have expressed relief at the end of their matters when they settle their matters for significantly less time and expense than they originally anticipated.

She leverages her background as a reporter and news editor to effectively communicate with clients.  Keli works efficiently to resolve client legal disputes by asking the right questions and getting to the bottom of the issue quickly.

She earned her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech School of Law in 2007 and her Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Journalism from Texas Tech University in 2004.

She is a member of the Dallas County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section and has hosted webinars with the firm including Ethical Considerations for Software Audits and Surviving Autodesk Audits. Her writing has appeared in IPFrontline.


2007 - Texas Tech School of Law - Juris Doctorate - Law
2004 - Texas Tech University - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Journalism


2007 - Texas


Dallas County Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section, Corporate Section - Member


Texas State Courts


March 2018Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Post-Settlement-Obligations in Software Settlements
June 2017Oklahoma Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Seminar and Midyear Meeting: Hot Topics in Software Licensing Disputes & Audits
September 2013Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Ethical Considerations for Software Audits 
July 2012Scott & Scott CLE Webinar: Surviving Autodesk Audits

The Licensing JournalVMware Licensing: Common Questions about Licensing Rules and Restrictions
The Licensing JournalIntellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions
Texas Bar JournalSoftware and Liability - How companies can minimize unauthorized disclosures by technology teams and third parties
IPFrontlineBad Advice That Can Get You Sued for Software Copyright Infringement