Hillary Rightler focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense matters including internal, criminal, and SEC investigations. Ms. Rightler has experience representing both individuals and corporations in handling government enforcement issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act (including government contracting and healthcare matters), Civil Investigative Demands, securities fraud allegations, and grand jury investigations. Ms. Rightler also practices in all areas of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis in the area of securities and director and officer litigation, including defense of shareholder derivative lawsuits.

While in law school, Ms. Rightler worked as a legal intern for Lambda Legal and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also served as associate editor of the Georgia State Law Review.


  • Georgia State University, College of Law, J.D. (2010)
    summa cum laude, first in class
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. (2004)
    magna cum laude, Chancellor's Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2010)

Who We Are

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Hillary D. Rightler

Experience Highlights

SEC investigations and administrative proceedings
Defended individuals and companies in administrative proceedings for violations of federal securities laws. more
Internal and government investigations
Led corporate internal and government investigations of potential misconduct, including criminal antitrust and securities violations, and other more
False Claims Act investigations for several corporations
Represented corporations in civil and criminal False Claims Act investigations and litigation, including government contracting, tax and healthcare more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more