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Satish M. Kini

Satish M. Kini

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Satish Kini is Chair of Debevoise’s Banking Group and a member of its Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Kini advises on a wide range of regulatory and transactional banking issues.

For example, he has:

  • represented large financial services firms in transactional matters, including to secure regulatory approvals for transactions from U.S. federal and state bank regulatory agencies and to develop compliance frameworks for various business combinations;
  • counseled banks, insurers, asset managers and securities firms in a broad range of regulatory and compliance issues, ranging from the Volcker Rule to affiliate transactions, anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and data privacy/security;
  • represented clients in adversarial proceedings before the federal bank regulatory agencies and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including in enforcement proceedings and in adverse examination contexts; and
  • advised clients on regulatory and compliance issues arising out of cross- border transactions and outsourcing arrangements, including with respect to sanctions and money laundering issues.

In the context of these matters, Mr. Kini has led internal fact investigations of clients (involving allegations of data breaches/fraud, money laundering and sanctions compliance issues) and advised clients on compliance governance and structuring. He also has briefed senior business decision-makers and boards of directors, based in the United States and abroad, on important regulatory, enforcement and investigations matters.

Mr. Kini has represented a wide range of firms (including banks, insurers, securities broker-dealers and asset managers) and leading industry trade associations on regulatory reform issues, including those arising out of the Dodd-Frank Act, and has assisted clients to participate in the policymaking process before federal regulators. He has helped to create industry coalitions to advocate for regulatory positions and to arrive at consensus interpretations on difficult issues. He also has testified on Dodd-Frank issues before Congress and has represented clients on Dodd-Frank and other matters before the federal banking agencies, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the U.S. Treasury Department and its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).

Mr. Kini received his B.A. magna cum laude from Colgate University in 1985. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1992, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and the Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is a member of the District of Columbia and the New York Bars

Satish M. Kini is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Financial Services Regulation - Insurance and Investment Management M&A Deskbook, Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Anti-Money Laundering Requirements for Investment Advisers - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law (Third Edition), Friday, June 22, 2018
Anti-Money Laundering Requirements for Investment Advisers - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation (Third Edition), Friday, July 20, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Client Update: Bipartisan Consensus Emerges on Bank Regulatory Relief (November 28, 2017) - The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment The Volcker Rule - Funds - The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Friday, May 11, 2018
The Volcker Rule - Foreign Banks - The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Friday, May 11, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Volcker Rule - Funds - The Volcker Rule - Funds, Friday, May 11, 2018
The Volcker Rule - Foreign Banks - The Volcker Rule - Foreign Banks, Friday, May 11, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts The Volcker Rule - Funds - The Volcker Rule - Funds, Friday, May 11, 2018
The Volcker Rule - Foreign Banks - The Volcker Rule - Foreign Banks, Friday, May 11, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Volcker Rule - Funds - The Volcker Rule - Funds, Friday, May 11, 2018
The Volcker Rule - Foreign Banks - The Volcker Rule - Foreign Banks, Friday, May 11, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Volcker Rule 2018: What It Means for Financial Institutions and Markets, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, New York, NY
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