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ProfessionalsKaren R. King

Karen R. King

Tel: +1-212-373-3784
Fax: +1-212-492-0784

New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0784

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Karen R. King has extensive experience handling a wide range of complex commercial matters, including BSA/AML and OFAC matters, private securities litigation and arbitration, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, corporate internal investigations and commercial litigation.


She has represented multiple global institutions before state and federal regulators, including the New York Department of Financial Services, Federal Reserve, DOJ, SEC and FDIC. Her significant representations include Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, several Chinese banks, J.P. Morgan Chase, BB&T Corporation, HNA, Shinhan Bank, Merck, Pfizer and other global institutions.

With respect to BSA/AML and sanctions issues, she has advised numerous financial institutions on their compliance programs, including global policies and procedures, customer due diligence, transaction monitoring and sanctions screening, risk assessments, corporate governance and independent audit. She has also assisted financial institutions with presentations to regulators, supervisory exams, responses to reports of examination, enforcement actions, remediation action plans, working with an independent monitor, internal investigations and ongoing regulatory communications.

Karen regularly appears in state and federal court, and has handled complex litigations from the pleadings stage, through discovery, motion practice, trial and appeals. Karen also maintains an active pro bono practice and is a member of the Second Circuit Pro-Bono panel. She won two jury trials in federal court representing Asian-American police officers in an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Her pro bono clients include Medicaid recipients in New York, students with special needs, and victims of gun violence. In 2019, Karen was awarded the Federal Bar Council’s Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service, as well as the Pro Bono award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. 

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