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Kelly R. Hollingsworth

Associate | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2714

    f. +1.616.752.2500


Kelly Hollingsworth is dually focused in the general business and information technology industries. Her wide-spread knowledge spans from entity formation and mergers and acquisitions to commercial contracting and technology procurement and licensing. Kelly is proficient in cloud-based hosting solutions and data privacy issues, giving her practice a specialty focus. Her granular approach to learning the details of each unique product makes her an invaluable resource to clients and her team at Warner. Kelly is passionate about solving uncommon business challenges and moving an idea from conception to implementation. Her goals are to help clients realize their dreams while planning for a successful future. 


  • Northwestern University J.D. 2013 cum laude
  • Michigan State University B.A. 2007 with high honor


  • 2013, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan


  • Drafts and negotiates various licensing agreements, including software, cloud service, and intellectual property agreements for clients in the healthcare, medical device, retail, manufacturing, and information technology industries
  • Reviews commercial contracts, including supply agreements, distribution agreements, and service agreements
  • Assists clients with entity formation and other start-up issues
  • Represents Spectrum Health System in its technology-related transactions and procurement agreements
  • Counsels clients regarding privacy and information security laws

Honors & Awards

  • Northwestern Law Review, Associate Editor


Community Affiliations

  • Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition Volunteer
  • Humane Society of West Michigan Volunteer
  • West Michigan Spartans, Board Member

Speaking Engagements

  • "Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Challenges for Employers Resulting from COVID-19," Warner Webinar, May 28, 2020
  • "The California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance Update," Warner Webinar, October 22, 2019
  • "Technology, Employment and the Law," Warner Human Resources Seminar, May 7, 2019, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • "Complying with the CCPA" and "Cybersecurity & Privacy: Responding to a Data Breach," Data Solutions Symposium Spring 2019, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 17, 2019, and Novi, Michigan, April 23, 2019, Novi, Michigan
  • "The California Consumer Privacy Act" Warner Webinar, December 12, 2018
  • "Legal Issues Emerging from the Internet of Things," Data Solutions Spring Symposium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 14, 2017, and Novi, Michigan, April 26, 2017
  • "Cloud Agreement Dos, Don'ts and Cautions," Seattle Technology Leadership Summit, Seattle, Washington, May 18, 2016
  • "Data Protection in the Cloud Era," Colorado IT Symposium, Denver, Colorado, April 20, 2016
  • "Recent Data Breaches & the Contractual Language We Hope They Had," San Francisco, California, April 14, 2016
  • "Privacy and Security Update," Data Solutions Spring Symposium, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 11, 2016, and Novi, Michigan, April 22, 2016

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