Maurice J. Kurland
Maurice Kurland, Partner, has been active in government and public affairs since 1991. He has extensive experience on behalf of numerous public bodies and private corporations. His expertise includes economic development and infrastructure, federal appropriations, agency advocacy, grant funding, trade and technology, homeland security, broadcast telecommunications, and international affairs.
Mr. Kurland applies his business, legal, and political skills for corporate, government, international, and education clients to secure federal funding, shape foreign and domestic policy, and develop new business opportunities. Additionally, having lived on the Southwest U.S. border, he employs unique public affairs skills for international, county, municipal, and minority-owned clients. His advocacy has assisted clients in securing and preserving millions of dollars in funding on behalf of local governments, airports, non-profits, as well as entities in the agriculture, engineering, health care, homeland security, broadcast and technology, and transportation arenas.
Prior to joining Alcalde & Fay, he served as Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) where he advised on a broad range of issues that dealt with agriculture, energy, economic development, criminal justice, affordable housing, labor, small business, veterans, and tribal issues. Also, as the Congressman’s Telecommunications and Technology liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, he focused on mergers, mass media, telecommunications, and technology in schools, as well as specializing in trade and foreign policy issues.
Mr. Kurland has been involved in grassroots campaigns, fundraising, advance, and field operations for State, Congressional and Presidential campaigns. He has assisted campaigns in Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
A native of El Paso, Texas, he previously served as an Assistant District Attorney, for the 34th Judicial District of Texas for nearly six years. He supervised two State district courts as a Trial Team Chief, and conducted over 60 felony jury trials. He is a graduate of the “Top-Gun” Litigation and Advocacy School, and was Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He previously served as a board member of La Clinica Del Pueblo community health center, and is currently a member of the ADL, AJC, and both the Texas and Florida State Societies.