Kris Cappel

JD - Principal
Before joining Seabold Group in 2000, Kris practiced law for 11 years both as a federal prosecutor in New York and as a civil litigator in San Francisco. While at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York, Kris was responsible for a wide range of prosecutions and investigations including, tax, credit card and bank fraud, murder, racketeering, postal and bank robbery, illegal narcotics, gun trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, immigration offenses, bribery and kickback schemes and public corruption. Kris' duties also included negotiating plea agreements, presenting cases to the grand jury, conducting trials and hearings, and preparing and arguing criminal appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to her appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney, Kris was an associate at the San Francisco law firms of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now Bingham McCutchen) and Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges (now Thelen, Reid & Priest), concentrating her practice in the areas of employment law, complex commercial litigation and auditor liability.

As a member of Seabold Group, Kris has been retained to provide investigative services in a number of diverse matters including due diligence of company officers and investors, pension fraud, corporate fraud and embezzlement, sexual harassment, employee misconduct, wrongful death litigation, missing persons inquiries, clergy sex abuse, estate litigation and health care and securities fraud.

In recent years, Kris has focused her practice almost exclusively on workplace investigations, conducting hundreds of investigations involving allegations ranging from public corruption and embezzlement to harassment and discrimination. Kris has worked closely with inside and outside counsel of public and private companies, as well as with a number of city attorneys and public sector counsel in the Pacific Northwest region.

Kris is a member (inactive) of the Washington, Utah and California State Bars, as well as the Association of Washington Cities and the Society for Human Resource Management. Kris attended the University of Utah College of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif and served on the Utah Law Review as an associate editor.

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