Our attorneys understand the potentially devastating consequences created by criminal or regulatory investigations. We work diligently to protect our clients and to reduce the damage and disruption of government investigations, including the collateral effects such as loss of professional licenses, negative publicity and loss of business. Our goal is to expeditiously resolve such issues, allowing our clients to move forward with their finances and reputation intact.
The Kelly Hart & Hallman White Collar Practice Group handles a wide range of proceedings that can arise from a white collar investigation—from federal grand jury and civil investigations to Civil False Claims Act litigation, internal investigations, state attorneys general and consumer protection investigations and litigation, third-party class action litigation, civil antitrust class action litigation, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) matters, suspension, administrative litigation, negotiating Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs), deferred prosecution and monitoring agreements, and criminal trial defense.
Kelly Hart’s attorneys have significant experience and expertise in the multi-faceted practice area of government investigations, internal investigations, and 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.