Kurt Kastorf

Kurt Kastorf

Counsel, WilmerHale
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Energy, Oil and Gas...
  • Georgia
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Summary

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Kastorf was an appellate attorney for the United States Department of Justice, where he worked on more than 120 appeals, including cases before every circuit of the United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kastorf served as lead counsel on several dozen matters, winning every appeal that went to judgment. He developed particular expertise in challenges to federal agency action, complex enforcement actions, environmental and natural resources law, and Indian law. Before joining the DOJ, Mr. Kastorf was an attorney at an international law firm, representing corporate clients in complex commercial litigation and internal investigations. While in law school, Mr. Kastorf worked as an extern for both Julie E. Carnes of the Northern District of Georgia and Justice Carol W. Hunstein of the Supreme Court of Georgia. After law school, Kurt clerked for the Hon. Ed. E. Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Kastorf’s recent pro bono work includes representing clients before the United States Supreme Court in cases involving the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.

Education
Emory University
J.D.
Honors: Henry L. Bowden Scholarship; Order of the Coif; Paul Bryan Prize; Henry Quillian Prize; Top oralist in school-wide moot court competition; Emory Public Interest Committee Outstanding 3L
Activities: Executive Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal; Adjunct Editor, New York University Journal of Law & Liberty
Emory University
B.A
Professional Experience
Appellate Attorney
United States Department of Justice
- Current
Associate
King & Spalding
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Law Clerk to the Honorable Ed E. Carnes
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
4th Circuit
5th Circuit
6th Circuit
7th Circuit
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
11th Circuit
D.C. Circuit
Federal Circuit
Georgia Middle District Court
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Environmental Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Native American Law
  • Antitrust
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Disputes Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
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Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr
1875 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
USA
Telephone: (202) 663-6819