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Kathy Leodler
Owner and CEO, Rampart Group

Kathy Leodler is founder and CEO of Rampart Group LLC, Seattle, Washington. Rampart Group is a licensed and insured security consulting and private investigations company with a broad reach that includes experienced professional resources spanning five continents. Clients include Fortune 500 companies in the biotech and water solutions industries, as well as law firms, financial institutions, restaurants and small to mid-sized businesses. Kathy’s featured on-call Virtual Security Director® is a registered trademark of Rampart Group. The VSD was created to support businesses of all sizes that do not have internal security department resources, as well as to enhance the efforts of existing corporate security programs within larger organizations.


For law firms, Kathy is often called upon to assist attorneys with personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and child abuse and child molestation cases. Her broad-reaching and combined investigations and security expertise spanning over 30 years is an asset to any organization.



Before establishing the Rampart Group, Kathy had a distinguished federal law enforcement career as an FBI Special Agent and executive leader. She held positions as Acting Special Agent in Charge of one of the FBI’s top 12 US based field offices and maintained the highest-level national security clearance. She also served as an FBI SWAT commander and FBI Inspector in Place. She successfully led numerous combined federal, state and local task force investigations resulting in hundreds of arrests, indictments and convictions of international organized crime groups, terrorist organizations, drug cartels, violent street gangs, kidnappers, bank robbers, and fugitives who were in unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Kathy is highly regarded for her work as an undercover agent in numerous drug trafficking, money laundering and interstate transportation of stolen property investigations early on in her career.


More recently, Kathy served as Director of Security for a US based high net worth family; Director of Security for a global medical technology company with offices on five continents and in 120 countries; and as Director of Anti-piracy Investigations for the Recording Industry Association of America-West Coast. Throughout her professional career, Kathy has been a member of the International Security Managers Association (ISMA); ASIS; US Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Committee (OSAC); International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Washington Association of Legal Investigators (WALI); Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ); Society of Former FBI Special Agents; a Lifetime Member of the FBI Agents Association; Maritime Security Council; CA Association of Hostage Negotiators (CAHN); FBI InfraGuard; and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).


She frequently publishes security and litigation articles that can be found on the Rampart Group website, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information, see our client testimonials.


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