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Experience

Elissa McClure focuses her practice on complex litigation, government enforcement, and internal investigation matters. She represents clients, including Fortune 500 companies and individual executives, in all stages of disputes, from pre-litigation strategy through trial and appeal. Elissa has extensive experience advising clients on the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Law, as well as government and corporate investigations involving consumer protection, healthcare enforcement, trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, whistleblower, regulatory, accounting, and securities fraud matters.

Recognized as a “Recommended Litigation Firm” in Texas in Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys

Received a second-tier ranking in Dallas for Criminal Defense: White-Collar in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

Representative Matters

  • Represented Fortune 200 client in a successful bench trial determining critical issues of first impression, involving US$100 million of insurance coverage
  • Represented Fortune 300 company officer in a federal action alleging conspiracy and fraud charges; all charges against client were dismissed
  • Represented Fortune 500 client in litigation concerning bad faith and concealment allegations, involving millions of dollars of insurance coverage; case settled favorably
  • Represented Fortune 500 client in litigation concerning multi-million-dollar disputes in connection with a consumer fraud class action; case settled favorably
  • Numerous government and internal investigations involving consumer protection, healthcare enforcement, trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, whistleblower, and regulatory issues

Prior Employment

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable James C. Dever III, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2009-2010

Honors & Affiliations

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Christ the King Catholic School Advisory Council and Annual Fund Committee
  • Dallas Children’s Theater Board of Trustees
  • Duke North Texas Club and Women’s Forum
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Corporate Committee
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra League
  • Junior League of Dallas
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Dallas Bar Association

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2009, Duke University School of Law; Editor, Duke Law Journal; External Vice President, Internal Vice President, Duke Bar Association; “Best Attorney” award, Mock Trial Board; Christian Legal Society; LEAD Fellow (orientation leader and advisor to first-year students)
  • M.A., 2009, Duke University
  • Honors B.A., 2006, Marquette University; Phi Beta Kappa; Vice President of Program Development, Alpha Phi; Co-President, Honors Program Student Association; Dance Team

Admissions

  • California
  • Texas
  • 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