Government Investigations

At Kelly Hart, our Government Investigations team is dedicated to representing financial institutions, public companies, and senior executives in regulatory investigations, conducting internal investigations, and serving as an independent consultant to firms involved in regulatory settlements. We also offer defense for public and private companies, financial institutions, officers, and directors in various matters such as class actions, lawsuits, and shareholder derivative actions related to violations of federal and state securities laws, as well as claims involving mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, we provide guidance and support to audit committees and special litigation committees.

Our team is composed of highly skilled attorneys, including Shauna Wright, a former prosecutor for the State of Florida and Lars Berg, a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer who regularly handles civil cases involving fraud and has served as the court-appointed receiver in a Ponzi scheme case prosecuted by the DOJ.

We have extensive experience representing clients before various regulatory and law enforcement agencies, such as the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, DOJ, Texas State Securities Board, state securities regulators, CFPB, FDIC, FTC, PCAOB, and responding to administrative and grand-jury subpoenas. Our clients range from public companies, audit committees, and special committees to hedge funds, asset managers, accountants, lawyers, and other institutions and individuals involved in government investigations, internal investigations, securities law enforcement, white-collar defense, and litigation.