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Katherine Mooney Carroll

Katherine Mooney Carroll

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Katherine Mooney Carroll is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Katherine’s practice focuses on advising U.S. and international financial institutions on U.S. regulatory matters, including recent reforms pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, regulatory aspects of bank mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity and privacy matters, and compliance with U.S. sanctions and anti-money laundering (AML) laws.

Katherine served as Counselor to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter from April 2016 to January 2017. At the U.S. Department of Defense, she advised Secretary Carter on a broad range of issues, including cybersecurity and related intelligence matters. She was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.

Katherine’s recent representations include advising more than a dozen major U.S. and international financial institutions regarding compliance with the Volcker Rule; multiple U.S. and international banks in the preparation of their U.S. resolution plans and related corporate structure and cross-border resolution issues; IMB HoldCo, the parent of OneWest Bank, in its $3.4 billion sale to CIT Group; ongoing AML advice to major global private equity firms; and a major Mexican financial institution regarding its AML program and its U.S. correspondent relationships with U.S. banks.

She has been recognized as a leading financial services regulation lawyer by The Legal 500 U.S., Chambers USA as well as IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms. In 2015, Katherine received the “Best in Financial Regulation” award at Euromoney LMG’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards, and in 2013 she was named “Finance Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year” at the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards.

Katherine joined the firm in 2001 and became partner in 2012. She left the firm to serve in the Defense Department in 2016 and returned as a partner in 2017. She worked in the firm’s Hong Kong and New York offices before moving to the Washington office in 2003. Katherine received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her A.B. from Harvard College, magna cum laude.


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