Elissa McClure focuses her practice on complex litigation, government enforcement, and internal investigation matters. She represents clients, including Fortune 500 companies and individual executives, in all stages of disputes, from pre-litigation strategy, through depositions and witness preparation, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal. Elissa has extensive experience advising clients on the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the federal False Claims Act, as well as government and internal investigations involving consumer protection, healthcare enforcement, trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, whistleblower, and regulatory matters.
Elissa’s work, including prior to joining Thompson & Knight, includes:
• Represented Fortune 200 client in a successful bench trial determining critical issues of first impression, involving US$100 million of insurance coverage
• Represented Fortune 300 company officer in a federal action alleging conspiracy and fraud charges; all charges against client were dismissed
• Represented Fortune 500 client in litigation concerning bad faith and concealment allegations, involving millions of dollars of insurance coverage; case settled favorably
• Represented Fortune 500 client in litigation concerning multi-million-dollar disputes in connection with a consumer fraud class action; case settled favorably
• Numerous government and internal investigations involving consumer protection, healthcare enforcement, trade secret misappropriation, discrimination, whistleblower, and regulatory issues
From 2009–2010, Elissa served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Dever III, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Elissa earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Duke Law Journal (law review).