Satish Kini is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Debevoise & Plimpton. He is chair of the firm’s Banking Group and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group.
Mr. Kini counsels banks, securities firms and other financial institutions in sanctions, money laundering and other types of examination and enforcement proceedings. He also represents clients on sanctions and money laundering issues as they emerge in transactional matters, including with respect to proper diligence on counterparties, and has worked with clients to assess and update sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance programs and to conduct related training.
Mr. Kini has represented a wide range of firms on sanctions, anti-money laundering and related matters before federal and state regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Treasury Department and its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and its Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. federal banking agencies, and the NY Department of Financial Services.
Mr. Kini served in the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 2000, rising to the level of counsel. From 1992 to 1993, he clerked for Judge Richard J. Cardamone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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. Mr. Kini is a member of the District of Columbia and the New York bars.