Ice Miller LLP is pleased to welcome Stephanie Courter as of counsel to the Firm’s Litigation Group. Stephanie’s practice primarily focuses on white collar defense and investigations. She counsels clients involved in grand jury and other government investigations, including export control, compliance with international trade sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and other regulatory and enforcement issues.
“Stephanie is a sophisticated, assertive attorney who brings a great deal of credibility to our White Collar Defense and Investigations Group,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. “She is an important leader in expanding services to our litigation clients.”
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Stephanie worked for more than eight years as a prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice both in Washington, DC and, most recently, as an assistant United States attorney in Anchorage, Alaska. She successfully tried numerous jury trials and over 100 bench trials and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a prosecutor, Stephanie investigated and prosecuted scores of sophisticated cases, including charges of money laundering, tax evasion, social security fraud, wire fraud and identity theft. Her experience also includes investigations of offshore banking activities, structuring and international money laundering, as well as violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).
While working as an assistant U.S. attorney, she also led a multi-agency team responsible for review of and action on hundreds of potential cases related to violations of the BSA. She worked with numerous federal agencies, including the FBI, IRS, ATF, DEA, US Postal Inspection Service, Homeland Security Investigations and the US Marshals Service.
In 2012, Stephanie was one of the lead prosecutors in a case involving both distribution of narcotics and the perpetration of an identity theft and tax fraud scheme designed to steal more than $20 million from the United States Treasury. She also served as lead counsel on a case that resulted in the seizure of $10 million worth of illegal drugs as well as cash and property valued at more than $1 million.
A classically trained singer, Stephanie spends time outside of Ice Miller singing with local ensembles and volunteering with arts organizations. She made her professional operatic debut with Anchorage Opera in its 2015 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
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