John J. Kelley III
Corporate Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
John "J." Kelley, III (J.) is the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and Corporate Vice President for Equifax Inc., with responsibilities for legal services, global sourcing, all security and compliance, government and legislative relations, corporate governance and privacy functions. He joined Equifax on January 1, 2013.
Before joining Equifax, J. was a senior partner at King & Spalding in their Corporate Practice Group, where he practiced a broad range of corporate finance transactions and securities matters, and advised public clients regarding SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, amongst other corporate governance and compliance matters.
As part of his focus on corporate governance, J. was instrumental in helping create the Lead Director Network, a group of lead directors, presiding directors and non-executive chairmen from many of America's leading companies that meets to discuss how to improve the performance of their corporations and earn the trust of their shareholders through more effective board leadership.
J. has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, one of America's Leading Lawyers by Chambers, and one of Georgia's Super Lawyers by Atlanta Magazine.
He graduated, summa cum laude, from Hamilton College in 1982 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and he received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.