White Collar Defense
Kelly Hart & Hallman offers clients exceptional skills in dealing with government investigations and enforcement matters. Our lawyers have substantial experience representing clients through all phases of investigations as well as criminal and parallel civil enforcement proceedings. Fighting a white collar crime charge requires an attorney with extensive financial, accounting, securities and business knowledge in addition to extensive trial experience. Because many white collar crimes are federal, only an attorney who can successfully navigate the complexities of the federal court system can provide an effective defense. Kelly Hart’s experience in white collar criminal defense can help you with cases involving:
Corporate Accounting Fraud
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Broker-dealer and Investment-adviser Fraud
Offering Fraud and Ponzi Schemes
Internet and Computer Crime
Kelly Hart’s attorneys have significant expertise in the multi-faceted practice area of white-collar defense. Kelly Hart’s attorneys include Toby Galloway, former chief trial counsel of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office, who prosecuted dozens of SEC enforcement actions and supervised dozens more; Shauna Wright, a former prosecutor for the State of Florida, Director of the Clay County State Attorney’s Office and the Chief of the Special Victims Unit, handling homicide cases from investigation through trial and prevailing as lead counsel in over 100 jury trials; and Lars Berg, a Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He maintains a robust federal court practice and regularly handles civil cases involving fraud. Lars has also served as the court-appointed receiver in a $40 million Ponzi scheme halted by the SEC and criminally prosecuted by the DOJ.