Administrative Law & Enforcement Proceedings

Kastorf Law helps organizations and individuals through the lifecycle of administrative actions, from when a regulation is first proposed, to when its clients are seeking to overturn an adverse enforcement proceeding. 

Why should you hire Kastorf Law?

Let’s cut to the chase. Before learning about Kastorf Law’s significant expertise on administrative law and enforcement issues, you want to know whether you are in the right place. You should call Kastorf Law if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Your organization has learned of a potential adverse rulemaking and wants an attorney that can provide strategic advice on the entire lifecycle of a regulation. Is it possible to prevent the rule from being proposed? Should your organization participate in notice and comment? Should it bring a pre-enforcement challenge to the final rule? Can it avoid an enforcement action, or prevent an inevitable action from being successful? What should it do once the action is pending? Does it have a viable appeal of an adverse ruling? Kastorf Law can help you from the very beginning.
  • Rather than hiring a large Washington, D.C. law firm, you would prefer to engage one of the most experienced Federal administrative law attorneys in the Southeastern United States.
  • You already have inhouse or outside legal counsel advising you on regulatory compliance, but you are now concerned that an enforcement action or other litigation is inevitable, and need a litigator.
  • Your organization has uncovered evidence that it may have been violating existing regulations and need a firm to investigate that violation, and propose and implement solutions.
  • You need sound advice on whether your organization’s new initiative would violate any laws or regulations, and the risk it poses of triggering an enforcement action.
  • Your company already has outside attorneys in place for a regulatory action, but your executive officers or subsidiaries will need separate counsel.
  • Your potential challenge to a regulation or enforcement action raises novel or otherwise difficult issues of law, such as Constitutional challenges, justiciability issues, or arguments about abstention or preemption.
  • Your case is now on appeal.

What does Kastorf Law know about administrative law & enforcement proceedings?

Few firms outside of Washington, D.C. can match Kastorf Law’s knowledge of administrative law and enforcement proceedings. Kurt Kastorf began working on such matters immediately out of law school, before moving to Washington, D.C. to handle regulatory and administrative procedure act issues for the United States Department of Justice. After DOJ, Kurt worked at WilmerHale in their regulatory litigation group. There, he worked on every type of regulatory matter handled by DOJ’s litigating divisions, but for the benefit of private litigants. His clients have ranged from several of the world’s largest internet companies and banks, to individuals caught up in enforcement actions.

What are some examples of the firm’s prior experience?

Some of Kurt’s prior work includes:

  • Counseling a large automotive company in a multi-country criminal and civil investigation and attendant litigation.
  • Defending several of the world’s largest financial institutions (as well as individuals) in enforcement actions brought by the Securities Exchange Commission.
  • Representing two of the world’s largest internet and technology companies in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
  • Helping one of the world’s largest retailers through an investigation and enforcement proceeding by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Counseling energy and natural resources companies faced with adverse regulations issued by the Department of the Interior.
  • Advising tribal governments and investment groups pursuing land-into-trust or gaming applications.
  • Defending a non-profit against a subpoena issued by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
  • Assisting hospital systems investigated for fraud by Federal and state authorities.