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Mr. Kurt Robert Erskine

Polsinelli PC


Former U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine is an experienced litigator who relies on his decades of experience with the Department of Justice to help health care providers, corporations, organizations and individuals navigate complex government investigations and high-stakes civil and criminal litigation. Kurt has successfully tried dozens of federal jury trials to verdict and handled hundreds of cases during his federal career. 

Kurt focuses his practice on internal and government investigations, white-collar defense and complex litigation with an emphasis on health care litigation and False Claims Act defense.  He represents corporations, organizations and individuals in civil and criminal lawsuits and investigations involving allegations of financial and health care fraud, public corruption, securities fraud, money laundering, the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

With over 20 years of experience as a federal prosecutor, Kurt served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, overseeing all federal criminal prosecutions and federal government civil litigation in his district.  As the U.S. Attorney, he led a staff of over 100 criminal and civil prosecutors, a professional staff of over 130, partnered with approximately 300 law enforcement agencies, and was responsible for one of the largest districts in the United States.

During his tenure with the Department of Justice, Kurt served in a variety of leadership positions, including as the First Assistant United States Attorney, the Chief of the Public Integrity and Special Matters Section and the Health Care Fraud Coordinator.  In these roles, he prosecuted some of the most sensitive and high-profile matters in the district, including cases involving allegations of complex financial and health care fraud and kickbacks, public corruption, money laundering, controlled substance diversion, and national security. 

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Kurt was in private practice and focused his work on health care litigation and health care compliance.