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Kyle J. Gilster

Kyle J. Gilster

Partner
Lincoln
office: 202.378.2303
fax: 202.378.2319
Washington, DC
office: 402.964.5030
fax: 402.964.5050
Overview

Kyle’s government experience at the state and national levels helps shape his role at the firm. He has worked extensively with legislation related to banks, insurance, brokerage companies and trade finance.

Notably, he was counsel on the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee for Chair Mike Oxley of Ohio and Subcommittee Chair Doug Bereuter of Nebraska.

Kyle is experienced in matters concerning governmental affairs, ethics, campaign finance, government contracts and election law. He assists industry representatives from groups, companies and associations with legal services across the public policy spectrum. His experience includes issues related to financial services, agriculture, energy, natural resources and healthcare. In addition, Kyle has broad experience helping clients navigate the complexities of regulation and compliance at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Kyle’s accomplishments include:

  • Represented First National of Nebraska on capital, credit card and municipal advisor matters.
  • Secured a provision in the Dodd-Frank law regarding consumer protections while representing Nationwide Exchange Services.
  • Provided representation before Congress on tax credit programs for the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA), including the low income housing tax credit.
  • Counseled Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 on issue dealing with residual risk loss for the National Flood Insurance Program.

Before joining the firm, Kyle was counsel on the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee from 2001 to 2004, served as a legislative aide to Nebraska Sen. David Maurstad from 1997 to 1998 and as a legislative assistant to Rep. Doug Bereuter from 1998 to 2000. Additionally, Kyle held staff positions with the Nebraska Legislature and the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.

Kyle is the Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., office.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law
      • Student Bar Association, President
  • B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • with distinction
      • Innocents Society
      • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Corporations, Finance and Securities Law section
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Bank Attorneys Section, Government and Administrative Practice Section
  • University of Nebraska Alumni Association
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor’s Alumni Advisory Council
Experience
  • Assisted startup medical device manufacturer with registration and approval of the device with the FDA.
  • Assisted electric power cooperative seeking to build a new coal-fired plant to secure an amendment in the House-passed version of the most recent Farm Bill. The State had already completed its inspection and approved the project; however, the federal government still wanted to conduct its own inspection. The amendment exempted from Federal inspection certain cooperatives (including our client).
  • Assisted a midstream energy company with drafting a letter and obtaining signatures from approximately 15 members of Congress urging the Governor of New York and his executive agencies to approve construction of an underground natural gas storage facility in New York.
  • Represented First National of Nebraska on Basel III capital and credit card matters, such as interchange and swipe fees, Dodd-Frank and municipal advisor matters.
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest qualified intermediaries for like-kind exchanges and secured a provision in the Dodd-Frank law regarding consumer protections.
  • Counseled Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) on tax credit programs and represented it before Congress on matters such as expanding the use of the low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) near military bases.
  • Represented Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 on residual risk of loss issue for the federal flood insurance program.
Community Leadership
  • Economic Club of Washington, DC
  • Missouri-Kansas Forum, Chairman
  • Falls Church, Kiwanis Little League, Board of Directors, 2012-2017, Team Manager, 2012-2016, Chief Umpire, 2013-2017
  • Nebraska Society of Washington, D.C., Inc., Vice President and President, 2013; General Counsel 2005-2014
  • Farmhouse International Fraternity, Alumnus
  • Republican National Lawyer's Association, Member
  • Falls Church High School Booster Club, Member
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church (Arlington, VA), Member and former Church Council President