Kurt represents South Sound businesses and individuals in White Collar Crime matters. He advises clients on corporate criminal risks, federal grand jury investigations, financial crimes, securities frauds, bankruptcy crimes, government contract frauds, real estate schemes, Medicare frauds-and tax frauds. He is GTH’s authority on cybercrime and legal issues relating to cybersecurity and data privacy. His work includes assisting South Sound businesses in creating cybersecurity plans consistent with the US protocols issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also advises clients on data privacy requirements arising from the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) and other countries.
Kurt joined GTH in 2014 after 32 years as a state and federal prosecutor specializing in White Collar Crime. While at the United States Attorney’s Office in Seattle and Tacoma, he was a Branch Chief, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Assistant US Attorney. In that role as a federal prosecutor, he earned a reputation as a skilled litigator, appellate practitioner, and negotiator. He was recognized with many awards and honors from the US Department of Justice, law enforcement agencies and victims of crime. In 2010-11 he acted as a legal adviser at the US Embassy in Albania assisting government authorities in forming a new judicial system.
After retiring from the US Attorney’s Office, Kurt discovered he missed the challenge and camaraderie of practicing law. He is an enthusiastic sailor, hiker, photographer, and woodworker.