Galia Amram

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Morrison & Foerster LLP
Phone 1: 415-268-7000

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San Francisco


Galia specializes in white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.  Her victories include multiple acquittals and hung juries, as well as numerous case-dispositive motions to suppress and dismiss, including one motion which resulted in the dismissal of twelve pending federal criminal cases on the same day.  In addition to her courtroom wins, Galia has successfully negotiated favorable resolutions for many clients including individuals facing RICO, conspiracy, corruption, bribery and fraud charges.

Galia taught the criminal defense clinic at Stanford Law School, and she was an invited speaker at the Advanced Defender conference on litigating national security cases.  Galia serves as member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Northern District of California.  Prior to her position as a federal public defender, Galia worked at Keker & Van Nest and clerked for the Honorable Royal Furgeson of the Western District of Texas.

Representative Matters:

Represented a health care executive in a wire fraud and commercial bribery investigation.  Convinced federal prosecutors not to file charges.

Represented a small business owner in a government kickback case. Convinced federal prosecutors not to file charges.

Represented a parent in the “Varsity Blues” / college admissions bribery cases.

Represented employee of major oil company in a mail fraud and tax evasion case.  Obtained sentence of probation.

Represented the former Chief Financial Officer of a public company in a securities fraud and false books and records case.  Obtained a 33 month sentence compared to a sentence of over 20 years for the CEO.

Represented founder of a lending and financial services company alleged to have operated a Ponzi scheme.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Insider Trading
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime