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, white collar defense and investigations, and consumer protection defense and compliance.
Mr. Haller has regularly represented clients involved in white collar, regulatory, and commercial litigation in federal courts throughout the country. He has also frequently represented clients under investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, 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, from 2016-2017, 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 history
- Tekle v. Al Saud
Representation, from 2018-2019, 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
- In re The Receivership of Physicians United Plan Inc.
Representation, from 2020-2021, of a national bank in response to a civil complaint filed in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida alleging violations of various Florida statutes including the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act; the Physicians United Plan litigation involved alleged fraudulent transfers in excess of $35 million and, due to several trebling provisions, over $400 million in potential liability
White Collar Defense and Investigations
- 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 U.S.
- U.S. Department of Defense
Representation of a defense contractor in response to a U.S. Department of Defense investigation into its provision of services to the U.S. Armed Forces
- U.S. Senate
Representation of a U.S. senator in response to a U.S. Senate investigation into his involvement in insider trading
Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance
- Federal Trade Commission
Representation of a Fortune 10 corporation in response to a Federal Trade Commission investigation into its money transfer services
- 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
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- The University of Tampa, B.A., magna cum laude
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2018, 2019, 2020
- National College Honor Society
- National Leadership Honor Society
- National Political Science Honor Society
- Presidential Scholarship, The University of Tampa
- Political Science Scholarship, The University of Tampa
- Oxford Honors Semester Abroad Scholarship, The University of Tampa