Trial attorney Kevin Feldis is a partner in the White Collar & Investigations practice and a member of firm’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group. As a former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor, including serving as the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) attorney and First Assistant United States Attorney in Alaska, Kevin has years of experience investigating and litigating complex matters. His practice focuses on litigation, government investigations, cybersecurity and incident response, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and global anti-corruption, and working with companies on internal investigations and corporate compliance. Kevin is also a seasoned negotiator and has significant international law and diplomatic experience, having worked with the U.S. State Department as the DOJ Legal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in both Baku, Azerbaijan and Jakarta, Indonesia.
During his career, Kevin has handled matters that affect a diversity of industries, including financial, technology, communications, transportation, healthcare, maritime, oil and gas, manufacturing, fishing, timber and tourism. He has a wealth of knowledge about corporate investigations and how enforcement decisions are made. While with DOJ, he was a member of the Criminal Chiefs Working Group and the National Security Cyber Specialist Network, as well as a representative on the DOJ Environmental Crimes Policy Committee. In all his roles, Kevin helped create national policy on a wide range of issues and collaborated with federal, state and local investigators and prosecutors throughout the country and overseas.
Kevin has the distinction of receiving the John Marshall Award, the DOJ’s highest award for legal performance, as well as two U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendations, and multiple recognitions from other agencies for the cases he has litigated. In his international legal consulting role, Kevin has trained prosecutors and judges on cybercrime and digital evidence in Indonesia and the Southeast Asia region. He has worked with U.S. officials, the private sector and international law enforcement to assess and advise on the growing worldwide cyber threats to consumers, business and governments. Kevin also advised the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Commission (the KPK) on the FCPA and on implementing new corporate criminal liability regulations adopted by the Indonesian Supreme Court.
Kevin’s background includes managing matters on multiple continents with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, and he has particular experience tackling cross-border issues. Kevin began his career as a legal assistant in New York, then served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and later worked as a litigation associate in Washington D.C. Kevin was twice selected to serve overseas as the DOJ Legal Advisor assigned to assist foreign governments on cyber, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and environmental issues that have broad implications on international business.
Kevin is also an adjunct professor of law for Seattle University School of Law, where he has taught trial advocacy and environmental enforcement, and he regularly speaks about government investigations, corporate compliance, environmental enforcement, business prosecutions, cybercrime and digital evidence.
- Cyber, Blockchain and Technology Law Section, Alaska Bar Association, Chair, 2018 - 2019
- Federal Bar Association, Alaska Chapter, Treasurer, 2015 - 2106; Executive Committee, 2017 - 2018
- Environmental Enforcement Working Group, Coordinator, Jakarta, 2016 - 2017
- Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative for the District of Alaska, 2014 - 2016
- Alaska Bar Association, Ethics and Compliance Section, Co-Chair, 2015; Executive Committee, 2017 - 2018
- Attorney Connect Program, Volunteer Instructor, 2014 - 2015
- Yale Club of Alaska, President, 1999 - 2002
- Volunteer Coach, Cook Inlet Soccer Club, 2009 - 2104; Baku International School Soccer, 2006 - 2008
- Jakarta Intercultural School and Chugach Elementary School, Volunteer Instructor
- Advisory Board Member, Baku International School, 2007 - 2008
- Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
- Environmental Enforcement: Investigation, Prosecution and Compliance under Federal Environmental and Wildlife Laws, Fall 2018
- Trial Advocacy, Fall 2015
- United States Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska
- Assistant United States Attorney, 1999 - 2017
- First Assistant United States Attorney and Criminal Division Chief, 2009 - 2016
- Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Attorney, 2013 - 2016
- National Security Cyber Specialist Network, 2013 - 2016
- Environmental Crimes Policy Committee, 2008 - 2016
- Alaska’s Safe Streets and Safe Schools Coordinator, 2002 - 2006
- United States Embassy, Jakarta, Department of Justice Resident Legal Advisor, 2016 - 2017
- United States Embassy, Azerbaijan, Department of Justice Resident Legal Advisor, 2006 - 2008
- Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Anchorage, Alaska, Litigation Associate, 1999
- Bogle & Gates, Anchorage, Alaska, Litigation Associate, 1997 - 1999
- Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, D.C., Litigation Associate, 1996 - 1997
- Hon. Hubert L. Will, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1994 - 1996