Overview

David L. Haller is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Haller has extensive experience in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution, as well as white collar defense and investigations.

Mr. Haller has regularly represented clients involved in white collar, regulatory, and commercial litigation in federal courts throughout the country. He also has represented clients under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and state attorneys general.

Before joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Haller served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and to the Honorable Patricia Seitz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

During law school, Mr. Haller served as an intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Haller's significant engagements include:

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation
    Representation of a multinational bank in response to a civil class action complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging violations of the Commodity Exchange Act; the LIBOR litigation involved the manipulation of an interest rate benchmark underpinning $350 trillion in financial instruments and, therefore, the largest financial fraud in the history of markets
  • Tekle v. Al Saud
    Representation of a royal family in response to a civil complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging violations of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act; the Al Saud litigation involved the alleged trafficking of a domestic worker and, therefore, potential violations of federal statutes imposing penalties of up to life imprisonment

White Collar Defense and Investigations

  • Federal Trade Commission
    Representation of a Fortune 10 corporation in response to a Federal Trade Commission investigation into its money transfer services
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    Representation of a Fortune 500 corporation in response to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into its accounting practices
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    Representation of a multinational bank in response to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into its client's involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Representation of a royal family in response to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigation into its treatment of a domestic worker
  • U.S. House of Representatives
    Representation of a public university in response to a U.S. House of Representatives investigation into its professor's involvement in a conspiracy to defraud the United States
  • U.S. Senate
    Representation of a defense contractor in response to a U.S. Senate investigation into its provision of services to the United States Armed Forces
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Representation of a collection agency in response to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigation into its debt collection practices
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
    Representation of a private school in response to an Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia investigation into its student security protocols

Credentials

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • The University of Tampa, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Publications