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

Training and compliance
Assisted international companies with training and improvements to compliance programs on several anti-fraud and anti-corruption topics. more
Defended several shareholder derivative lawsuits against directors of publicly traded companies
Successfully obtained dismissals for directors of publicly traded companies in shareholder litigation asserting breach of fiduciary duty claims more
SEC investigations and administrative proceedings
Defended individuals and companies in administrative proceedings for violations of federal securities laws. more
Convinced DOJ not to take action in a theft of trade secret investigation
In less than three months, we convinced the Department of Justice not to take any action against a client employee for allegedly stealing trade more