Jeff Ansley is the head of Bell Nunnally’s White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Defense practice. Jeff served as both an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas and Enforcement Attorney for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jeff focuses his practice on white collar criminal and regulatory matters and has represented numerous corporate and individual clients in high stakes litigation before federal courts, the SEC, and other regulators. As a former federal criminal prosecutor and enforcement attorney, he has an insider’s knowledge of the tactics and resources used by prosecutors and investigators. Jeff frequently defends clients in criminal matters involving allegations of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, violations under the Federal Corrupt Practices Act, and other alleged business crimes.
Jeff represents targets of government healthcare investigations and prosecutions. His clients include physicians, hospitals, compounding pharmacies and their personnel, and medical organizations and suppliers. Jeff handles matters investigated and prosecuted by the Department of Justice, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, the Department of Defense, and the Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector, among others.
He also handles federal and state administrative actions instituted by securities and healthcare regulators, including acting as counsel for corporations and their officers and directors, physicians and physician groups, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and other professionals and organizations.
Jeff further counsels clients in securities litigation matters arising from both public and private securities offerings and acquisitions as well as secondary trading activity. He represents officers, directors, independent committees, investment bankers, accounting firms, and law firms in connection with these high-stakes securities cases.
Jeff also conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients involving allegations of securities, healthcare, and tax fraud, possible violations under the Federal Corrupt Practices Act, and trade secret theft violations, among other suspected misconduct. In addition, he develops compliance and ethics programs for corporations and other business entities. Texas Monthly and D Magazine have consistently recognized him for his white collar and regulatory defense practice.
Before entering private practice, Jeff served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Major Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. As a federal prosecutor, Jeff successfully tried and prosecuted multiple complex cases of securities fraud, healthcare fraud, and other complex crimes. He also led the Securities Fraud Task Force for the Northern District, coordinating the actions of a multi-agency criminal and regulatory task force. Jeff was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. While with the SEC, Jeff prosecuted a wide variety of suspected federal securities laws violations, including possible financial and accounting fraud, insider trading, offering frauds, registration violations and regulatory compliance matters.