Michael Kelly defends companies and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement actions covering a wide variety of issues. He has helped clients respond to allegations concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, health care fraud, sanctions, tax fraud, accounting fraud, government contracting fraud, mail fraud, false statements, conspiracy, and food safety. Mike also advises boards of directors and audit committees on the most effective ways to respond to allegations of illegal conduct, and conducts independent investigations on their behalf.
Mike works with Fortune 500 and mid-market companies to improve compliance programs in order to prevent legal violations and to achieve more effective corporate governance. Using his experience in government enforcement actions to anticipate potential problems in compliance programs, he focuses on providing practical and effective advice that can be implemented by companies in a reasonable way.
Mike also represents companies and individuals in civil enforcement actions, whether brought by government agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission or by private plaintiffs. Mike often represents companies and individuals in securities class actions, consumer class actions, and other forms of complex litigation.
Before joining Akerman, Mike was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of an AmLaw10 firm.