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Kimberly Hope Caine

Sr. Associate

Kimberly Hope Caine

Washington, DC

T:+1 202 662 0394

Kim Caine is a senior associate in the Washington, DC office. She joined the firm in 2006 as an associate in the Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on regulatory compliance matters, government and internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Given the breadth of her practice, Kim is uniquely positioned to represent and advise a broad range of clients, including US and non-US companies, organizations, and individuals, regarding a variety of complex regulatory matters, investigations, and disputes arising under US law.

Kim's regulatory and investigations practice focuses on laws and regulations affecting international trade and business, including US anti-money laundering (AML) laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), US export controls, and US economic and trade sanctions. In that regard, Kim has advised clients and conducted client training regarding compliance with AML laws, including the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). She also has counseled clients regarding compliance with international trade laws and regulations administered by the Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, and Department of State, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), US anti-boycott laws, US sanctions and embargoes, and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Her practice also includes counseling and representing clients in investigations and enforcement matters involving potential violations of the FCPA, as well as US sanctions and export controls.

Kim also has extensive experience in litigation and disputes. Kim was part of the litigation team that successfully defended a client in a $110 million jury trial in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Her litigation experience encompasses a broad range of cases and matters, including complex commercial and contract disputes. Kim also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the District of Columbia through the firm's Attorney Loan Program. While at the OAG, Kim took and defended depositions, negotiated settlements, and represented the District of Columbia in hearings before the DC Superior Court.

In August 2009, Kim left the office for one year to clerk for the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She returned in September 2010.

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  • Education

    2006 - JD, Georgetown University Law Center
    2003 - BA, magna cum laude, Harvard University

    Kim is admitted to practice law in New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

    As an undergraduate, Kim concentrated in Government and was awarded a grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies to conduct research for her senior thesis on the breakdown of social capital in her native country of Jamaica. She was also active on campus, serving as the President of the Association of Black Harvard Women and choreographing for various dance troupes.

    In law school, Kim served as the Vice-President of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International and Articles Editor of the American Criminal Law Review.  She also participated in the Street Law Community Clinic, providing practical legal instruction to residents of a homeless shelter and an HIV-AIDS shelter; and the Federal Legislation Clinic, participating in advocacy related to Head Start and Hurricane Katrina.

  • Representative experience

    Representative regulatory and government investigations experience includes:

    • Counseling clients regarding various issues related to the FCPA and US sanctions, export controls, anti-boycott, and anti-money laundering laws.
    • Representing clients in internal and government investigations involving potential violations of the FCPA and US export controls and sanctions.
    • Conducting due diligence related to the FCPA and US export controls and sanctions in connection with proposed business transactions.
    • Drafting and submitting voluntary self-disclosures to BIS, OFAC, and DDTC.
    • Conducting client training regarding anti-money laundering laws.
    • Counseling clients regarding contractual provisions related to the FCPA and US sanctions, export controls, anti-boycott, and anti-money laundering laws.
    • Counseling clients in obtaining licenses and other approvals from BIS, DDTC, and OFAC.
    • Counseling clients regarding obligations and potential liability arising from involvement of foreign nationals in development of technology and related research.
    • Counseling clients regarding third-party due diligence in connection with doing business internationally.
  • Admissions
    • Washington D.C. Bar License
    • Maryland State Bar License
    • New York State Bar License
  • Rankings and recognitions
  • Publications
  • Speaking engagements
    • Guest lecturer, Workplace Ethics Course, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (October 20, 2014)
    • Panelist, Washington, DC Road Show (Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, 2013; Duke University School of Law, 2013)
  • Memberships and activities
    • American Bar Association, International Law Section and Young Lawyers Division
    • DC Bar, International Law and Litigation Sections
    • Maryland State Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Harvard Black Alumni Society, Board of Directors, Secretary

    Kim has provided legal advice to members of the DC community through the DC Bar Advice and Referral Clinic, supported the founding of a hospital in Nigeria through the GEANCO foundation, participated in the Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run sponsored by the American Heart Association, and served as co-captain of the Norton Rose Fulbright AIDS Walk 2013 Team.  She also has been a volunteer interviewer for the Harvard Schools Committee.