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Kurt has guided many of the largest health plans in California and the nation through their most complex litigation, regulatory and business challenges for three decades. With a long track record of trial court and appellate wins, Kurt is a leading lawyer in our market leading Managed Care team and is recognized by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Healthcare Attorneys.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1978, J.D., Awarded in 2001 "Alumnus of the Year" by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Hastings Alumni Association
  • Stanford University, 1975, B.A., Economics and Political Science

  • California

  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

  • Serves on the Board of Directors of TechnoServe-nonprofit seeking business solutions to poverty in developing countries; Chairman - Development Committee
  • Served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Music Center of Los Angeles County; Co Chairman - Operations Committee, Member - Finance Committee (2005-2015)
  • Served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Center for Law in the Public Interest (1999-2006)
  • Served as Vice Chairman of the Legal Malpractice Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section from 1989 through 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Reed Smith's Southern California Pro Bono Honor Roll (2014)
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for California Healthcare, 2014-2020
  • Selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list for Professional Liability: Defense, 2020