Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Kara Brockmeyer is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP who represents companies and individuals in anti-corruption, fraud and related government investigations and internal investigations, as well as advising on deal due diligence and compliance matters. Ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global (2022) and Chambers USA (2022), she has successfully guided several clients to obtain the coveted ‘double declination’ from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the US Department of Justice, and her clients range from large publicly traded alternative asset managers to global healthcare companies, to some of the world’s most recognised consumer brands. She is an international expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and corporate compliance programmes, and is a frequent speaker and commentator on compliance and corporate governance topics, as well as anti-corruption and regulatory enforcement issues.
Ms Brockmeyer joined Debevoise after a 17-year career at the SEC, most recently serving as Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, where she directed a nationwide team of attorneys and forensic accountants investigating violations of the FCPA, including anti-bribery, books and records and internal controls provisions of the federal securities law. While at the SEC, Ms Brockmeyer led and personally conducted major investigations in all areas of SEC enforcement, including financial reporting, broker-dealer and investment adviser violations and insider trading.