Biographical Sketch of Kurt HamrockDavid McCarthy2020-11-13T21:59:39-05:00
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KURT JAMES HAMROCK McLean VA LEGAL EXPERIENCE Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Associate General Counsel, 2017-present Manages legal matters across North America as a senior member of multinational corporation’s legal and compliance team; oversees company’s regulatory compliance, intellectual property, data protection, and privacy programs; directs litigation, employment, and supply chain/procurement legal matters; manages corporate governance and internal policy issues; supervises outside counsel. Covington & Burling LLP Of Counsel, 2015-2017 McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Partner, 2001-2015; Associate, 1993-2001 Experienced attorney skilled in counseling regulated businesses, including manufacturers, engineering and technology companies, logistical support providers, and other corporate clients; providing advice regarding regulatory compliance issues, contract matters, and risk mitigation; and leading litigation teams in sophisticated legal matters in trial and appellate courts across the country. Began career with McKenna Long & Aldridge; subsequently moved with entire practice group to Covington & Burling. Over twenty years of experience and success, both individually and through the management and oversight of legal teams: Counseling clients regarding contract performance, risk avoidance, mitigation, and compliance issues with government regulations Representing clients and interfacing with agency representatives during government inquiries and investigations Performing internal investigations, interviewing current and former client employees, reviewing client files and documents, and recommending corrective action, when necessary Defending corporate clients during all facets of complex litigation, including strategy formulation, motions practice, discovery, experts, trial, and appellate proceedings Pursuing and obtaining dismissals of suits against clients in regulated industries arising from contract disputes, product liability, intellectual property, and employment matters; and Litigating disputes and recovering multi-million dollar claims against federal agencies on behalf of private parties The Honorable Charles R. Richey, U.S. District Judge, District of Columbia Law Clerk, 1992-93 Conducted legal research, drafted bench memoranda, orders, and other materials, managed portion of court docket, and assisted with jury and bench trials under supervision of federal district judge.
EDUCATION University of Texas School of Law J.D. 1992, with honors Southern Methodist University B.A. 1989, majors in political science and mathematics SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS “New York Rejects Federal Trend, Limits Common Interest Doctrine,” Product Liability Law & Strategy, October 2016 “Extraordinary Contractual Actions, Public Law 85-804 Indemnification, and the SAFETY Act,” Public Contracting Institute, Washington DC, August 2016 “When Things Go Wrong: The Opportunity and Challenge of Expeditionary, Stabilization, and Reconstruction Contracting,” Public Contracting Institute, Washington DC, May 2014 “Protecting Confidential Information Following FCC v. AT&T,” Product Liability Law & Strategy, November 2011 “‘No Injury’ Consumer Class Actions,” Product Liability Law & Strategy, May 2008 “Researching Your Case: When Hard Work Pays Off (For the Other Side),” Product Liability Law & Strategy, June 2005 “A Second Bite at the Apple: Petitions for Rehearing and Suggestions for Rehearing En Banc,” Andrews Government Contract Reporter, June 1998 PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES Admitted to Bar in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Texas Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Federal, and District of Columbia Circuits; various United States District Courts; and the United States Court of Federal Claims Thomson Reuters’ “DC Super Lawyer” in Government Contracts, 2014, 2017 Former Editorial Advisory Board member, Law360’s Aerospace & Defense Former Editorial Board member, Product Liability Law & Strategy District of Columbia Mayor’s Community Service Award, 2009 Top Secret Security Clearance, Department of Defense