Kara Novaco Brockmeyer is the Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit of the SEC's Enforcement Division, which focuses on violations of the anti-bribery provisions of the federal securities laws. Ms. Brockmeyer also is the co-head of the Division's Cross Border Working Group, a proactive risk-based initiative focusing on U.S. companies with substantial foreign operations.
Prior to becoming Chief of the FCPA Unit, Ms. Brockmeyer was an Assistant Director in the Enforcement Division, where she supervised a broad range of SEC investigations, including investigations into FCPA violations, accounting fraud, market manipulation, public offerings, misconduct by regulated entities, and insider trading. She has supervised a number of major enforcement matters, including the SEC's investigation of Halliburton Co., KBR Inc., Technip S.A., and ENI S.p.A. for FCPA violations resulting from a decades-long bribery scheme in Nigeria.
Before joining the SEC in 2000, Ms. Brockmeyer was in private practice with a large law firm in Chicago, primarily in securities and complex commercial litigation. She received her B.A. cum laude from Williams College and her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was Note Editor of the Michigan Law Review.