Kim Caine is senior counsel 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 economic and trade sanctions, US export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), laws governing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and US anti-money laundering (AML) laws. In that regard, Kim 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. She also has advised clients on national security concerns in connection with foreign investments in the United States and assisted clients in obtaining clearance from CFIUS. In addition, she has counseled clients and conducted client training regarding compliance with AML laws, including the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).
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 2016, Kim was seconded to the global investigations team of a prominent firm client for six months. In 2009, Kim left the firm for one year to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.