Karyn Kenny focuses on international matters and emerging financial technology given her extensive experience advising both domestic and international stakeholders on financial crime, FinTech, Metaverse(s), cryptocurrency, and AI issues.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Kenny served with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a variety of roles, including prosecuting complex financial crimes, negotiating asset sharing agreements with foreign governments, and as a legal advisor for three U.S. Embassies, working with national and international organizations, including the United Nations, the Financial Action Task Force, Interpol, and Central Banks throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Ms. Kenny also served as a World Bank consultant and rule of law expert, working closely with EU and senior government officials of EU candidate countries to harmonize their justice institutions with the EU acquisition communautaire. In addition to conducting assessments, Ms. Kenny authored reports and designed and delivered programs tailored for candidate countries to meet their EU pre-accession goals.

Working at the forefront of innovative legal and technology issues, she designed and taught the first course on the FinTech Ecosystem for federal prosecutors, analysts, and law enforcement agents for the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center, and worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to design and create a series of FinTech focused public/private dialogues.

Ms. Kenny has served as a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  She is the recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award and a DOJ Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys Director’s Award.

Ms. Kenny has published articles in the World Bank Legal Review and the DOJ’s Journal of Federal Law and Practice. She has lectured in over twenty-five countries, including at the World Bank, the Brookings Institution, and Thomson Reuters.  She has taught at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, the International Law Enforcement Academy – Budapest, the DEA Academy, and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she received an award for outstanding teaching.


•     Syracuse University, B.A., summa cum laude, phi beta kappa

•     New York University, M.A., fellowship award

•     Brooklyn Law School J.D., moot court society, Edward Byrne Award


•     Supreme Court of the United States

•     Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

•     New York