Amy L. Kurland is the Inspector General for the City of Philadelphia, having been appointed to that position by Mayor Michael Nutter. The Inspector General is responsible for rooting out corruption, fraud and misconduct by city employees and those doing business with the city. Amy received her J.D. from Rutgers University and her B.A. from Reed College.
Prior to becoming the Inspector General, Amy was an Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Criminal Division for 24 years. She specialized in public corruption and white collar fraud. She also served as the Professional Responsibility Officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and provided advice regarding compliance with the Pennsylvania rules of professional conduct. Amy also developed a training program for newly appointed judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Justice, and travelled to Sarajevo to implement that program.
Amy is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers, where she teaches trial advocacy. She has taught trial advocacy at Temple University, the U.S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, the National Advocacy Center and the F.B.I. Training Facility in Quantico.