Kurt Wolfe is Of Counsel in Quinn Emanuel's SEC Enforcement Practice. His practice focuses on government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement inquiries, and securities litigation. Kurt has a wealth of experience representing clients in complex, bet-the-company investigations and enforcement actions, including matters stemming from the Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, Operação Lava Jato in Brazil, so-called "princeling" hiring practices, the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme, and the Adelphia accounting scandal. Kurt has a deep understanding of the securities regulatory and enforcement landscape, and has written or contributed to stories for Bloomberg, CBS News, Compliance Week, The Hill, The New York Times, NPR, Reuters, and Yahoo! Finance. A trusted advisor, Kurt is known for delivering tailored, practical advice in securities regulatory and enforcement matters. Public and private companies call on Kurt in a wide range of investigations and enforcement proceedings, including matters involving securities fraud, accounting fraud, FCPA violations, insider trading, and disclosure issues. He has successfully defended clients in actions by the SEC, PCAOB, FINRA, state securities regulators, securities exchanges, self-regulatory organizations, the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and foreign criminal and civil regulatory agencies. Clients also turn to Kurt to lead internal investigations. He has extensive experience designing and executing practical, risk-based internal investigations and helps clients remediate current issues, mitigate future issues, and navigate related government investigations. Kurt also advises clients on regulatory compliance issues, including broker-dealer, FCPA, insider trading, investment advisor, cybersecurity and incident response, and whistleblower concerns. Kurt often publishes and speaks on regulatory enforcement and compliance topics, such as SEC enforcement priorities and tactics, anti-bribery compliance and enforcement, and whistleblower programs. He co-hosts a biweekly podcast produced by PLI — the inSecurities Podcast — that explores securities regulatory and enforcement developments.