Benjamin Kurland

Benjamin Kurland

U.S. Associate, Washington D.C.

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Ben is an associate in Linklaters’ U.S. Dispute Resolution group focusing on white collar investigations and defense, complex civil litigation, and regulatory compliance. He regularly advises clients on matters involving financial crime and compliance, including U.S. securities and financial services; anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions; and data privacy and security laws.

Ben is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Professional experience

Ben recently returned to Linklaters after spending two years clerking for the Hon. Barbara J. Rothstein, U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Western District of Washington, Seattle.

Earlier in his career, Ben served as an International Affairs Specialist in the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division and as a Fellow Investigator for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He has also interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and for another Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Education and qualifications

Ben holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he represented a client before the D.C. Circuit through the Appellate Litigation Clinic and was the Executive Notes Editor for the Journal of National Security Law and Policy.

He also holds a Master’s of Science from the London School of Economics in International Relations and graduated from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a double major in International Affairs and Political Science.  

Published works

"Sovereign Immunity in Cyber SpaceJournal of National Security Law & Policy, December 13, 2018