University of Southern California

About USC

Kelly Bendell

Associate General Counsel, Litigation

Kelly Bendell joined USC’s Office of the General Counsel in June 2000. She serves as the lead attorney managing the university’s litigation, pre-litigation matters and alternate dispute resolution, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the university’s litigation team. She also oversees the university’s response to subpoenas for documents and testimony, and requests for documents and information from law enforcement agencies. In addition, she oversees legal advice and counsel to all schools and departments regarding labor and employment matters, student affairs and faculty affairs.

Prior to coming to USC, Ms. Bendell was an associate at Latham & Watkins in the Litigation Department, where she handled a variety of litigation matters, including employment law and general business litigation.

Ms. Bendell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude in 1992 and from the Harvard Law School cum laude in 1995.