Formerly the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, Kevin Techau joined Smith, Mills & Schrock in 2017 as co-chair of the firm’s Government Compliance and Internal Investigations and Municipal Defense practice groups. In addition to serving as the chief federal law enforcement official for the 52 counties in the Northern District of Iowa, Kevin’s 30-year public career includes leadership of the Iowa Department of Public Safety and Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Kevin spent significant time in service to his country, retiring as a Colonel with 27 years of total military service including seven years on active duty with the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate, two tours in Europe, service with the Iowa Air National Guard and an award of the Meritorious Service Medal. Kevin was nominated to serve as the United States Attorney for Iowa’s Northern District by President Obama in 2013 and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2014. While in office, he focused on the prevention and deterrence of violent and drug-related crime as well as building leadership and civilian outreach opportunities within the law.
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