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Erin E. Kuhls

Senior Associate

Kuhls, Erin

Erin Kuhls is a senior associate who focuses her practice on various complex litigation matters.

During law school, Ms. Kuhls externed for the United States Department of Justice, National Security Division. While there, Ms. Kuhls worked on a variety of emergency preparedness and response matters, including the development of the National Preparedness System and National Protection Framework. She also worked on a variety of national preparedness exercises. Ms. Kuhls also served as a legal fellow for the Legal Rhetoric and Writing Program, in which she assisted a professor and helped counsel first-year law students in proper legal research, writing and citation.

Prior to beginning her legal career, she served as a resource coordinator for public-private partnerships the United States Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Ms. Kuhls also served as a research assistant in the Regional Strategic Studies Division of the Nixon Center and interned with the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, where she assisted in drafting privacy policies and operating guidelines for the Oklahoma Fusion Center, a clearinghouse for local, state and federal intelligence information.

Publications & News

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February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

April 1, 2016

Busy 1st Quarter For FCPA Enforcement

An article by Jay Holtmeier, Kimberly Parker, Erin Sloane, Lillian Potter, Jeanne Gellman and Erin Kuhls, published in the March 31, 2016 issue of Law360, explores cases indicating that even as the DOJ has renewed its focus on individuals, it continues to pursue large cases with corporations—and that the SEC continues to broadly define a "thing of value" under the FCPA.

February 2, 2016

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. This policy was laid out in the “Yates Memorandum”—announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates—and related changes the DOJ made to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual.

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Education

JD, magna cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 2012, Order of the Coif, Administrative Law Review

LLM, National Security Law, with Distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2013

BSFS, International Politics and Security Studies, cum laude, Georgetown University, 2009

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Maryland

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