Benjamin Kurland

Benjamin Kurland

U.S. Associate, Washington D.C.

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Ben is an associate in the General Practice Group of Linklaters’ Washington, D.C. office.

He has experience advising clients across a wide variety of industries and practice areas, including U.S. economic sanctions and data protection and privacy regulations; Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, False Claims Act, and Whistleblower internal investigations; Volcker Rule compliance for foreign and domestic banking institutions; Broker-Dealer regulation and SEC litigation; and Project Finance.

Professional experience

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 U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Starting in 2019, Ben will be clerking for Judge Barbara Rothstein, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Education and qualifications

Ben holds a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 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 Masters of Science from the London School of Economics in International Relations and graduated from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, cum laude, with a double major in International Affairs and Political Science.  

Published works

Benjamin Kurland, Sovereign Immunity in Cyber Space, 10 J. Nat’l Security L. & Pol’y 1 (2018), available at http://jnslp.com/2018/12/13/sovereign-immunity-in-cyber-space-towards-defining-a-cyber-intrusion-exception-to-the-foreign-sovereign-immunities-act/.