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  • Hilgers Graben Adds Attorney Scott Mascianica to Lead Government Investigations Team

    Hilgers Graben Adds Attorney Scott Mascianica to Lead Government Investigations Team

     Nationwide litigation firm Hilgers Graben has announced that attorney Scott Mascianica will join its Dallas office as a partner and head of the firm’s Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement group.

    Hilgers Graben’s Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement practice is comprised of former federal government prosecutors, SEC enforcement attorneys, and big law partners. They lead internal and regulatory compliance investigations for publicly traded issuers and regulated entities concerning myriad issues, including potential company exposure under various criminal and civil statutes, targeted assessments of potential company or employee malfeasance, and analyses of whistleblower claims.

    Mr. Mascianica most recently was a partner at the Dallas office of Holland & Knight, where he was co-chair of the firm’s Securities Enforcement Defense team.

    “We are thrilled to have someone with Scott’s experience and talent on board to lead Hilgers Graben’s Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement group,” said firm founder Heather Hilgers.

    “Scott’s team-oriented mindset and expertise in terms of governmental inquiries, consulting, and broader investigatory matters go hand in hand with our elite litigation practice and our unprecedented eDiscovery/discovery counsel group,” said name partner Andrew Graben. “We are eager to hit the ground running.”

    Mr. Mascianica’s background includes nearly a decade at the Securities Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth office, where he served as Assistant Regional Director for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Mr. Mascianica also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, where he prosecuted cases involving securities misconduct.

    Prior to the SEC, he worked at two AmLaw 100 firms and had a practice devoted to investigations and white-collar criminal defense. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked as a forensic accountant for a Big Four accounting firm.

    “Hilgers Graben’s elite talent and disruptive business model are an ideal combination for any party subject to a government or regulatory inquiry or in need of outside counsel for an internal investigation,” Mr. Mascianica said. “I’m honored for the opportunity to help advance the firm’s broad vision to grow this practice.”

    Hilgers Graben PLLC, a nationwide litigation firm specializing in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, discovery counsel services, and trademark services, is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. With 140 attorneys nationwide, Hilgers Graben uses common-sense business principles to provide high-value legal services while keeping rates reasonable for clients. The firm has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America five times, including for 2023, and was named a “Best Law Firm” for 2022 and 2023 by U.S. News & World Report.

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