Kurt joined Ameriprise Financial in 2006 and provides legal support to its retail retirement business in his role as Vice President and Chief Counsel. In addition, Kurt serves as ERISA counsel for all parts of the company including asset management, annuities, and product distribution and also provides legal support for the Ameriprise compensation and benefits programs. Kurt was deeply involved with developing Ameriprise Financial’ s response to the Department of Labor fiduciary rule and Best Interest Contract Exemption and has taken a leading role in helping to implement Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS. Kurt received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota and is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association.