GKHM Earns ‘Best Lawyers’ Distinction

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In addition to the Chambers Band 1 ranking, Best Lawyers 2020 named David Gerger & Samy Khalil among Texas’ Best Lawyers white-collar practitioners.

Gerger and Khalil combine to have over 50 years of experience and have worked together for a decade.

Gerger is a former federal public defender known for results in many areas including antitrust, environmental, securities, immigration, commodities, banking, bribery, government contracts, and others.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Chambers USA 2020 quotes colleagues that he is “held in the very highest regard by peers and clients: ‘extraordinarily good judgment;’ ‘very strategically intelligent;’ ‘incredibly successful trial work;’ ‘soothing demeanor.’”

Khalil, also a former federal public defender, has first-chaired numerous federal trials and argued multiple appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. His cases have included grand jury investigations; bankruptcy and mortgage fraud; tax and health care fraud; money laundering; false statements; domestic and foreign bribery; immigration; import-export sanctions; and mail and wire fraud. He also conducts corporate and internal investigations and handles select civil litigation, including False Claims Act cases.

Khalil is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a Board Member of the Texas Defender Service.  He is also ranked in Chambers USA White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, which reports that Samy “wins praise for his sophisticated representation of clients in criminal trials and investigations by the DOJ and SEC:  ‘Samy has excellent judgment and is a good counselor and advocate for his clients.’”