John J. Kelley III

Corporate Vice President, Chief Legal Officer


J. Kelley joined Equifax as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Vice President in 2013. He has responsibility for legal services, global sourcing, compliance, government and legislative relations, and corporate governance.

Before joining Equifax, Kelley was a senior partner at King & Spalding in its 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, among other corporate governance and compliance matters.

As part of his focus on corporate governance, Kelley 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.

Kelley 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 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and he received his juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.