honors + affiliations
Recipient, Attorney General's John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation
Recipient, Director’s Award, U.S. Department of Justice (1997 & 2003)
- New York
Kelly A. Moore is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Ms. Moore’s practice concentrates on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, and related civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients in matters involving allegations of securities fraud, money laundering, healthcare fraud, antitrust violations, the False Claims Act, and violations of the anti-bribery and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Ms. Moore routinely represents corporate and individual clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorney's Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Attorney General's Office, and other state and federal agencies.
Ms. Moore’s representations have included:
- Representing a global investment bank in connection with regulatory inquiries related to mortgage-backed securities
- Conducting an internal investigation for a global investment management firm in connection with a recordkeeping and false statements investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of the audit committee of a biotechnology company in connection with an options backdating investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission
- Successfully defending a senior executive of a French company against FCPA allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
- Conducting internal FCPA investigations for a Fortune 200 technology company in China, India, Singapore, Latin America, and Europe
- Successfully representing the CEO of a Mexican reinsurance company in connection with an FCPA investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
- Successfully representing individuals in connection with money laundering/internal controls investigations by banking regulators and the U.S. Department of Justice
- Successfully defending an ambulance company against allegations of Medicaid/Medicare billing fraud by the U.S. Department of Justice
- Successfully defending an international pharmaceutical company against allegations of off-label marketing by the U.S. Department of Justice
- Successfully represented a retail pharmacy in a hearing against the New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) related to billing issues
- Reached favorable settlements in dozens of OMIG audits of retail pharmacy chain
- Reached favorable settlement for retail pharmacy in Maine in connection with Medicaid audit
- Representing retail pharmacy chain in dozens of ongoing New York Medicaid audits
- Representing retail pharmacy chain in separate False Claims Act investigations out of Michigan and California
- Representing a pharmaceutical wholesale company in False Claims Act investigation out of New York related to pharmacy practices
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Moore served in the Department of Justice for 11 years as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York, most recently as the Chief of the Violent Crimes and Terrorism Section. As Chief of that section, Ms. Moore led the team of prosecutors responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the district's terrorism and terrorist financing cases, as well as RICO prosecutions of nontraditional organized crime groups. She has tried more than 20 federal jury trials and her experience includes handling international law issues, such as extradition, extraterritorial use of federal law, and the USA Patriot Act. As a federal prosecutor, Ms. Moore received the Attorney General's John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation in 2005 and the Director's Award for Superior Performance by an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1997 and again in 2003.
Ms. Moore is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics, including federal prosecutions, internal investigations, the FCPA, and corporate compliance programs.
Ms. Moore received her J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law, where she served as an articles editor for the Duke Law Journal. She received her B.S. in political science from Georgetown University.
Ms. Moore is admitted to practice in New York.
- Duke University School of Law, 1991, J.D.
- Georgetown University, 1988, B.S.