Curtis Kowalk is an associate in the government enforcement group in the Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on securities enforcement and litigation, commercial litigation, and internal investigations. Mr. Kowalk has represented clients in connection with regulatory examinations, investigations, and proceedings conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other state and federal regulators, as well as self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He also has experience conducting internal investigations for corporations facing internal crises in the financial services and media industries. Additionally, Mr. Kowalk routinely counsels securities firms and other clients concerning regulatory requirements.
Mr. Kowalk was previously a K&L Gates summer associate. In this role he conducted legal research for a variety of different practice groups.
During law school, Mr. Kowalk was law clerk at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He conducted document review, participated in witness interviews, and edited the Subcommittee’s final report detailing lapses in the U.S. anti-money laundering system. Mr. Kowalk also clerked one semester for a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.