Overview

Latour "LT" Lafferty is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office, focusing his practice on white collar criminal defense/litigation, corporate internal investigations, False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam litigation, business tort litigation, and corporate compliance and organizational ethics.

Mr. Lafferty is a former federal prosecutor with 10 years of experience, including having worked as an assistant United States attorney (AUSA) in Tampa, a special prosecutor in the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC) (for matters involving Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky), an ethics advisor to the Office of the Counsel to President George W. Bush, and as a commissioner for the Florida Commission on Ethics (FCE) from 2006-2008. From 1993-1995, Mr. Lafferty clerked for the Honorable John H. Moore II, Chief Judge of the United States Middle District of Florida.

Mr. Lafferty proactively represents organizations and individual clients in federal and state regulatory enforcement investigations and litigation, including grand jury investigations, subpoena responses and productions, search warrants, internal corporate investigations, parallel civil and administrative litigation, arbitration and mediation, corporate compliance and ethics, voluntary disclosures, and business torts litigation such as fraud, civil theft, breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets.

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • The George Washington University, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance
  • University of South Florida, Graduate Certificate in Health Management and Leadership
  • University of Florida, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee, Criminal Justice Section, Health Law Section, Litigation Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Certified in Health Care Compliance (CHC), Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACD)
  • The Florida Bar, Health Law Section, Trial Law Section
  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, Health Law Section, Criminal Justice Section
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
  • University of Tampa, Center for Ethics, College of Business, Advisory Board
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (U.S. v. Jose Arevalo)
  • Herbert Goldburg American Criminal Law Inn of Court, Barrister
  • LRN Ethics Alliance, Expert Panelist, 2011-2014
  • Herbert G. Goldburg/Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law Inn of Court, President, 2015-2016
  • NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson University College of Law, Faculty, 2013-2014
  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Gulf Ridge Council (GRC), Wood Badge Course Director, 2016; Powderhorn Course Director, 2015; National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Course Director, 2014
  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Philmont Training Center (PTC) Faculty, National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) Course Director, 2015; Philmont Leadership Challenge (PLC), 2013
  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA); Gulf Ridge Council (GRC) VP/General Counsel, 2010-Present
  • Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Basic Academy, Faculty, 2009-2011
  • Leadership Tampa Alumni (LTA) Association, Cabinet, 2010
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), Trial Advocacy Instructor, Florida Regional Trial Program, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2006-2007, 2010
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tampa, Class of 2009
  • Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors, Tampa Bay Chapter, 2000, 2007-2014, Planning Committee, White Collar Crime Institute, 2008
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "F," 2002–2005, Vice-Chair, 2004–2005
  • Attorney General’s National Advocacy Center (NAC), United States Department of Justice, Trial Advocacy Instructor, Columbia, S.C., 2004-2005
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Compliance Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2014-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Corporate Compliance Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2010-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2009-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Top 50 in Tampa, 2015
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2008-2015, 2017 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award (BSA) for Distinguished Service to Youth, 2012
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, Stetson University College of Law, 2005
  • Inspector General’s Integrity Award, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), 2005
  • Special Achievement Award (Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Association, OIC Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky), 2001
  • Special Act Award, United States Attorneys' Office, 1999
  • Commendation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (U.S. v. Legette), 1998
  • Special Achievement Award, United States Secret Service (U.S. v. Snyder), 1998
  • Commendation, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. v. Mowbray), 1997
  • Special Act and Achievement Award, United States Attorneys' Office (U.S. v. Gale), 1997
  • Walter Mann Award, Stetson University College of Law, 1992

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