Karen Kirchen is currently the General Counsel for Global Legal Strategy and Policy for Citi's Institutional Clients Group. She has held a wide variety of positions at Citi over several decades, including as General Counsel of the North America Corporate and Investment Bank; Co-General Counsel of Citicorp's Corporate and Investment Bank in Japan, Europe and North America; and Citigroup Head of Global Compliance. Karen began her career as an Associate at Weil Gotshal.
Karen received a J.D. from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 1977 and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1973.