Perkins Coie Partner Kevin Feldis has a global practice counseling clients on strategic business decisions, conducting internal investigations, responding to government enforcement actions, litigating high-stakes disputes, and advising on corporate due diligence and compliance. Drawing upon 18 years of experience as a federal prosecutor, including as a division chief and overseas legal advisor, Kevin works with corporate boards and executives to identify business opportunities, mitigate risks, and respond effectively when unanticipated challenges arise. His experience includes responding to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, grand jury subpoenas, internal whistleblower complaints, and environmental incidents.
Kevin is a co-founder and leader of the firm’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) practice and advises on ESG programs, disclosures, and compliance. He also counsels on carbon credits, offsets, and emission reduction benefits. He approaches ESG and sustainability as strategic imperatives more than a set of metrics and reporting requirements, recognizing that companies that prioritize ESG and the interests of a diverse set of stakeholders build resilience and increase organizational value.
Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, including serving as the First Assistant United States Attorney in Alaska and the DOJ legal advisor at the U.S. embassies in Azerbaijan (2006 – 2008) and Indonesia (2016 – 2017). He was also a member of the Criminal Chiefs Working Group and the National Security Cyber Specialist Network and served as a representative on the DOJ Environmental Crimes Policy Committee. Kevin led high-profile grand jury investigations, first-chaired numerous jury trials, and was recognized for his accomplishments with the prestigious John Marshall Award.
Kevin works with leading companies across a diversity of industries, including technology, transportation, energy, education, natural resources, and finance. He advises on the latest legal developments in the climate, cleantech, and fintech sectors. Kevin’s experience working in Asia and handling international matters also makes him uniquely positioned to advise clients entering the U.S. market and to assist businesses with their supply chain and cross-border issues.
Kevin is frequently called upon to lecture, train, and present on corporate compliance, environmental enforcement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/anti-corruption, DOJ enforcement policies, incident response, cybercrime, and ESG. He has experience working with a wide range of regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world and co-authored a comprehensive chapter in From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft (2019, Oxford University Press) on the legal framework for combating corruption in Indonesia with members of the Indonesian KPK. Kevin’s teaching experience includes being an adjunct law professor and instructor at dozens of U.S. and international programs, where he has trained hundreds of lawyers, investigators, and prosecutors.
Kevin has served as lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and is an active member of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the Perkins Coie White Collar & Investigations practice group and the Cleantech, Fintech, and Energy industry groups. He also participates in the firm’s China, Japan, and Asia practices.