Partner, Haynes & Boone
Kurt Gottschall is a partner in Haynes Boone’s Denver office, where his nationwide practice focuses on representing public companies and their officers and directors, auditors, investment advisers, broker-dealers and individuals in investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other government agencies, as well as internal investigations and regulatory compliance.
Kurt joined the firm after serving as the Director of the SEC’s Denver Regional Office, where he managed more than 100 staff and oversaw all of the office’s enforcement investigations, litigation and examinations of SEC registrants in an eight-state region. Kurt’s tenure as Regional Director capped a 22-year career with the SEC, in which he previously led the SEC’s enforcement program in Denver and served as an Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit.
Kurt also has significant experience with investigations and examinations by other financial industry regulators and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and state securities regulators and attorneys general.
Drawing upon his extensive SEC institutional knowledge and experience in conducting and supervising hundreds of securities enforcement actions, Kurt is highly effective in helping Haynes Boone clients successfully navigate crises and defend their interests.