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Kathy Leodler
Owner and CEO, Rampart Group

KATHY LEODLER is founder and CEO of Rampart Group LLC, Seattle, Washington, a security consulting and investigations company founded in 2011. Before establishing the Rampart Group, Ms. Leodler had a distinguished 23 year Federal law enforcement career as an FBI Special Agent and Acting Special Agent in Charge of one of the FBI’s top 12 field offices in San Diego, CA. Post FBI retirement and prior to establishing the Rampart Group, Ms. Leodler served as Chief Security Officer 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. In 2016 she served as a trainer with the US Department of Justice Fair and Impartial Law Enforcement Program. In 2017 Ms. Leodler was named as a Director, Timberland Bank Board of Director’s where she continues to serve.


Ms. Leodler’s combined law enforcement investigative experience, global resource network and security expertise spanning over 34 years has also gained her great respect and acknowledgment from numerous law firm clients and corporate clients alike. Since the company’s formation, Ms. Leodler and the Rampart team have assisted law firm clients in achieving approximately $30 million in civil settlements in personal injury, sexual harassment, wrongful death, wrongful termination, product liability, premise liability and medical malpractice cases.


Ms. Leodler is often called upon by the TV news media to comment on several significant security related topics such as school shootings, the dangers of online dating, cyber identity protection and more. She is frequently invited to speak at public events and business meetings. Ms. Leodler and her business partner, Paul Leodler, have trained over 12,000 persons in active shooter survival, bank robbery survival, pharmacy robbery survival, workplace violence prevention, security awareness, crisis management, business continuity, implicit bias prevention and workplace investigations.


Throughout her professional career, she has been a member of the Society of Former FBI Special Agents; FBI Agents former_FBI_badgeAssociation; International Security Managers Association (ISMA); ASIS; US Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)-Bureau of Diplomatic Security; International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Washington Association of Legal Inves-tigators (WALI); Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Associate Member; Washington State Paralegals Association (WSPA); Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators; Private Investigators of California Association; CA Association of Hostage Negotiators (CAHN); Maritime Security Council; FBI InfraGuard; Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA); Chamber of Commerce; Worldwide Who’s Who, and Soroptimist International.



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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