Kamal Ghali, Of Counsel

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:

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).

Representative Work

He serves as lead counsel representing several companies and individuals in civil RICO suits in Georgia, Iowa, and Minnesota;

He serves as lead counsel representing numerous companies in connection with grand jury subpoenas and ongoing corporate criminal investigations involving bribery, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and other federal crimes;

He serves as lead counsel representing numerous individuals and corporate executives in connection with criminal investigations and criminal prosecutions involving securities fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, cryptocurrency fraud, environmental crimes, narcotics offenses, and other federal offenses;

He has served as lead counsel advising and counseling 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 litigated complex civil and criminal matters involving fraud, civil RICO, breach of contract, data security, privacy violations, and other complex matters involving the appointment of receivers and auditors.

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1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30309


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

Previous Experience

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