Kurt E. Lentz

Counsel

Atlanta
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Overview

Kurt Lentz represents a broad range of clients in the financial services arena who are facing difficult legal situations and in need of practical advice. Having worked in financial services ecosystem throughout his career, Kurt is able to provide guidance on how to manage novel and complex issues with equally novel and complex solutions.

Kurt's financial background on both the litigator and client side allows him advise clients on how to avoid litigation and stay off the radar of financial regulators. He understands the practical realities of financial issues from an in-house perspective as well as outside counsel, assuring clients that he understands their specific concerns.

Select Experience

  • Monitored and reported on developments in fintech, central bank digital currency and cryptocurrency.
  • Advised business units on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance issues and fraud.
  • Oversaw enterprise-wide legal response to state and local COVID-19 mitigation measures.
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Experience

  • Monitored and reported on developments in fintech, central bank digital currency and cryptocurrency.
  • Advised business units on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance issues and fraud.
  • Oversaw enterprise-wide legal response to state and local COVID-19 mitigation measures.
  • Supported Paycheck Protection Program operations on issues related to loan forgiveness.
  • Conducted investigations of sales integrity violations involving various financial for national bank.
  • Led investigation of financial services company’s nationwide compensation practices.
  • Obtained verdict for non-profit in arbitration hearing arising out of consultant’s breach of contract.
  • Represented broker-dealer and insurance company at eight-week jury trial in Los Angeles, California involving alleged financial elder abuse arising from a Ponzi scheme.
  • Obtained dismissal of multi-count complaint in district court against mattress manufacturer arising out of private equity relationship.
  • Represented Big Four accounting firm in state and federal litigation arising out of audit of a county-owned hospital system and in parallel SEC investigation.
  • Represented Big Four accounting firm in multibillion-dollar action arising out of audit of mortgage lender and in parallel Department of Justice investigation.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • Youth sports: Volunteer coach for baseball, soccer and lacrosse

Pro Bono

  • Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), whose mission is to protect and empower immigrant survivors of crime and persecution. 

Prior Positions

  • Truist Financial Corporation: Assistant General Counsel (2018 to 2022)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 2007, cum laude; Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Articles Editor
  • A.B., Economics, University of Georgia, 2004
  • A.B., Political Science, University of Georgia, 2004