Kamal Ghali is an experienced trial lawyer, a former U.S. Department of Justice white-collar and cybercrime prosecutor, and a former deputy chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta. He leads Bondurant’s White-Collar Criminal Defense and Cyber & Digital Litigation practices.
Additional background on his work:
- Trial Experience
- White-Collar Litigation and Criminal Defense Experience
- Cyber & Digital Litigation Experience
He served as a federal prosecutor for over six years and earned numerous commendations for his work including from the FBI Director, the Deputy Attorney General, the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta, and the Recording Industry Association of America.
As an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”), he co-prosecuted the largest criminal fraud trial in the history of the Northern District of Georgia, the first securities fraud trial in Atlanta involving a Title III wiretap, one of the largest parallel civil and criminal military contractor fraud cases, numerous public corruption matters, and some of the most sophisticated cyber threat actors in history, including malware developers that caused nearly a billion dollars in losses worldwide, the City of Atlanta ransomware attackers, prolific Russian hackers, and other cases involving over 100 data breaches.
He served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. (NDGA) and the Hon. Frank M. Hull (CA11).
He serves as lead counsel in an Anti-Terrorism Act suit against a middle eastern financial institution;
He serves as lead counsel in a series of civil federal RICO actions involving complex international bankruptcy issues and money laundering allegations;
He serves as lead counsel representing companies, including Fortune 500 companies, in connection with grand jury subpoenas and ongoing criminal investigations;
He represents a number of individuals, including corporate executives, in connection with criminal investigations and criminal prosecutions involving securities fraud, bank fraud, environmental crimes, and narcotics offenses;
He has advised and counseled media companies on fast-breaking legal crises threatening to stop production and disrupt broadcasting, including a ransomware attack on one of the most recognizable TV brands in the U.S.;
He has successfully litigated civil RICO cases, software contract disputes, breach of contract suits, fraud cases, and other civil and criminal matters in federal courts across the U.S.
- Bondurant wins dismissals of three Hong Kong-based companies from a series of RICO actions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of IowaApril 2, 2020
- March 3, 2020Atlanta Journal Constitution
- Kamal Ghali interviewed about Chinese economic espionage and threats to educational institutions, February 14, 2020, WSB-TVFebruary 21, 2020
- January 16, 2020
- January 6, 2020WSB-TV
- August 1, 2019Bloomberg Law
- May 13, 2019
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2006, magna cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Note Editor, Michigan Law Review
Emory University, B.A, 2001, magna cum laude
- President, Alben W. Barkley Forum
- Ranked Best College Debate Team of the Decade, 1999-2009
Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Nov. 2012-Dec. 2018
Deputy Chief, Cyber and Intellectual Property Crime Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Law Clerk, Judge Frank M. Hull, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2008-2009
Law Clerk, Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2006-2008
- State Bar of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals