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Kara N. Brockmeyer

Kara N. Brockmeyer

Debevoise & Plimpton

Washington, DC, USA


Kara Novaco Brockmeyer

Kara Novaco Brockmeyer served as the Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit of the SEC’s Enforcement Division.  In that role, she oversaw nationwide investigations into violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the federal securities laws.  Prior to becoming Chief of the FCPA Unit, Ms. Brockmeyer served as an assistant director in the division, where she was the co-head of the division’s Cross –Border Working Group, focused on accounting fraud by companies based overseas and 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 is the recipient of numerous awards, including the SEC’s Capital Markets Award and Supervisory Excellence Award.  In 2012, she received the SEC’s Irving M. Pollack Award for her work on the 2011 joint SEC-DOJ Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and in 2016, she received the SEC’s Meritorious Impact Award.

Before joining the SEC, Ms. Brockmeyer was in private practice with a large law firm in Chicago, primarily focused on 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.

Kara N. Brockmeyer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, FCPA Update, Volume 9, Number 6, Anti-Corruption Enforcement in 2017: A Return to Normalcy (January 2018) - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2018, Monday, April 23, 2018
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