Birgit Kurtz is a Professional Support Lawyer in the International Arbitration Practice. From the Firm's New York office, she supports the Americas International Arbitration Team by providing legal subject-matter expertise to the Team's practicing lawyers and developing its Knowledge Strategy.
Before joining White & Case, Ms. Kurtz was an associate, counsel and partner in other large international law firms in New York City, practicing international commercial dispute resolution for more than 25 years. She also worked as an Ethics & Compliance Consultant at a SaaS company in New York City, and she served as a Fellow at the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative – PACI.
In addition to a German law degree and a U.S. Juris Doctor, Ms. Kurtz earned an LL.M., magna cum laude, in Corporate Compliance. She frequently publishes and speaks on various issues, including international dispute resolution, ESG and art law. Ms. Kurtz also co-chairs the NY Regional Committee of the Responsible Art Market Initiative – RAM, a non-profit, cross market initiative formed in Geneva in 2015, the mission of which is to raise awareness of risks faced by the art industry and to provide practical guidance and a platform for the sharing of best practices to address those risks.