White Collar Defense

Kelly Hart specializes in providing exceptional legal services to clients facing government investigations and enforcement actions. With vast experience in representing clients through all phases of investigations, criminal and parallel civil enforcement proceedings, the firm’s lawyers possess exceptional skills in navigating the complexities of the federal court system.

The firm’s White Collar Defense team has extensive knowledge and significant trial experience in various white-collar criminal defense cases, including securities fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, consumer fraud, money laundering, corporate accounting fraud, foreign corrupt practices act, broker-dealer and investment-adviser fraud, environmental crimes, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, oil-and-gas fraud, offering fraud and Ponzi schemes, market manipulation, asset forfeitures, internet and computer crime.

Kelly Hart’s attorneys are particularly equipped to handle white-collar crime charges, with extensive financial, accounting, securities, and business knowledge. They provide an effective defense, especially for federal white-collar crimes.

Shauna Wright, a former prosecutor for the State of Florida, Director of the Clay County State Attorney’s Office, and Chief of the Special Victims Unit, is part of the firm’s White Collar Defense team. She has successfully handled homicide cases from investigation through trial and led over 100 jury trials. 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, is another key member of the team. He regularly handles civil cases involving fraud, maintains a robust federal court practice, and has served as a court-appointed receiver in a $40 million Ponzi scheme that was halted by the SEC and criminally prosecuted by the DOJ.