Jonathan Biran

Jonathan Biran focuses his practice on complex civil and criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Jonathan has successfully represented both individuals and corporations in federal and state courts. In white collar criminal cases, when clients bring Jonathan on board prior to being charged, Jonathan conducts his own thorough investigation with the goal of convincing authorities not to go forward with charges. One recent success in such a situation involved a client of Jonathan’s who received a target letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland relating to a federal mortgage fraud investigation. After Jonathan became involved in the case, he conducted his own investigation, which showed that the client was innocent. After Jonathan presented his findings to the Assistant U.S. Attorneys and investigative agents, the government decided not to prosecute Jonathan’s client. In cases where Jonathan is retained after an indictment has been filed, he applies his extensive trial experience to aggressively contest the charges in pretrial motions and, if necessary, at trial. Jonathan’s current and recent clients in white collar criminal matters have included physicians and others under investigation for alleged health care fraud offenses and/or FDA misbranding offenses; former loan officers and other financial industry professionals for alleged bank fraud and other fraud offenses; and business owners under investigation for various fraud and tax-related offenses. (more…)

Ty Kelly

Ty Kelly Cronin is well known as an aggressive and experienced trial lawyer. In her practice, Ty represents individuals in a broad range of criminal and civil matters. Ty represents individuals who find themselves in any part of the criminal process, whether a witness served with a Grand Jury subpoena or a defendant charged with a serious crime. Ty’s background as a white collar prosecutor, makes her specially poised to aggressively and tenaciously defend the most serious matters involving financial crimes and public corruption, where the stakes are highest because of the potential consequences of conviction. Ty’s talent in identifying and developing successful defenses and her ability to flesh out problems in the government’s proof has served her clients well. Ty has successfully persuaded prosecutors to dismiss charges altogether and has resolved matters pre-trial with beneficial outcomes to her clients. Last year, Ty and her partner, Jonathan Biran, successfully negotiated a Deferred Prosecution Agreement for one of their clients in a $100 million Small Business Administration loan fraud scheme, where, if convicted, the client faced over 10 years of incarceration. (more…)

Alison Schurick

Alison Schurick joined Biran Kelly in August 2016 as an associate.

Alison graduated with honors in 2011 from the University of Delaware, where she was a member of the national leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa. She then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2014. During law school, Alison gained litigation and trial experience as a Rule 16 Attorney in the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic; as a law clerk at a general practice law firm in Baltimore; and as an intern with Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Additionally, Alison taught legal research, writing, and appellate advocacy skills to first-year students and served as a research assistant to Professor Charles Tiefer.