Overview

Elissa McClure is a partner in Holland & Knight's Dallas and Orange County offices who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal investigations and internal investigations. She advises clients, including Fortune 500 companies and individual executives, in all stages of disputes, from pre-litigation strategy through trial and appeal. Ms. McClure has extensive experience advising clients in connection with the False Claims Act (FCA), the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law, as well as government and corporate investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), consumer protection, healthcare enforcement, trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, whistleblower, regulatory, accounting and securities fraud matters.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a Fortune 200 client in a successful bench trial determining critical issues of first impression in client's favor, involving $100 million in dispute
  • Represented a Fortune 300 corporate officer in a federal action alleging conspiracy and fraud charges in connection with an approximately $30 million helicopter transaction involving a government entity and international banking institutions; all charges against client were dismissed
  • Represented a Fortune 500 client in litigation concerning bad faith and concealment allegations, involving multimillion-dollar disputes; case settled favorably
  • Represented a Fortune 500 client in litigation concerning multimillion-dollar disputes in connection with a consumer fraud class action; case settled favorably
  • Represented a publicly-traded entertainment company in connection with a class action alleging violations of consumer protection statutes; case settled favorably
  • Represented a publicly-traded cosmetics company in connection with a class action alleging violations of consumer protection statutes; case settled favorably
  • Numerous government and internal investigations involving the FCPA, consumer protection, healthcare enforcement, trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, whistleblower, regulatory, accounting and securities fraud issues. A representative set of those engagements includes:
    • Represented a Fortune 50 financial institution in connection with large-scale investigation before the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
    • Conducted a global independent internal investigation concerning FCPA allegations at a publicly-traded company
    • Represented a publicly-traded healthcare company in an investigation by the Texas Office of Inspector General (OIG)
    • Conducted an internal investigation into discrimination claims at a publicly-traded company
    • Conducted an internal investigation in connection with a high-profile crisis management matter implicating a publicly-traded company
    • Conducted an internal investigation in connection with accounting fraud allegations at a publicly-traded company
    • Represented a healthcare company in an investigation concerning conspiracy, FCA and fraud allegations in connection with alleged kickback schemes
    • Conducted an internal investigation in connection with alleged international trade secret misappropriation at a global science and technology company

Ms. McClure has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McClure served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. During law school, Ms. McClure served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal (law review).

Credentials

Education
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • Duke University, M.A.
  • Marquette University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Memberships
  • Equest Board of Directors
  • Dallas Children's Theater Board of Trustees
  • Christ the King Catholic School, Advisory Council, 2018-2021; Annual Fund Committee
  • Junior League of Dallas, Underwriting Chair, 2022-2023
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Corporate Committee
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra League
  • Duke North Texas Club and Women's Forum
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2022
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2022

Publications