Kim Caine

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


Kim Caine is a partner 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), 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. 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.

Professional experience

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

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

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar
  • New York State Bar

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 US sanctions and export controls and 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 third-party due diligence in connection with doing business internationally.
  • Advising clients on development and implementation of compliance programs, including development or enhancement of policies and procedures.
  • Advising clients in connection with export compliance audits.
  • Speaker, "Corporate Compliance Updates From DOJ," Webinar, ProLaw CLE, December 1, 2020
  • Speaker, "Tariffs and Sanctions in 2020: Minimizing Supply Chain Risk in an Evolving Regulatory Environment," Sports and Fitness Industry Association Webinar, October 22, 2020
  • Moderator, "US Foreign Policy and the Political Impact on Supply Chain Disruption," Norton Rose Fulbright Webinar including Gov. Pataki, Sen. Vitter, and Glenn Hall, July 30, 2020
  • Speaker, "Global perspectives: Global sanctions compliance – how can financial institutions manage the risk?" Norton Rose Fulbright Webinar, April 25, 2019
  • Speaker, "US Sanctions and the Future of Doing Business in Venezuela," Norton Rose Fulbright Breakfast Seminar, Houston, TX, February 21, 2019
  • Speaker, "US Iran and Russia Sanctions," Le Cercle de la Compliance, Paris, France, January 31, 2019
  • Speaker, "US Iran Sanctions Take Effect: What Does this Mean for Turkey?," Norton Rose Fulbright Webinar, November 19, 2018
  • Speaker, "National Security Considerations in the Context of Mergers and Acquisitions," Silicon Valley International Legal Conference, Silicon Valley, November 15, 2018
  • Speaker, "Update on US Sanctions," Intertanko 42nd North American Panel Meeting, Houston, October 31, 2018
  • Speaker, "EU Blocking Regulation and Iran: Understand the Risks and Challenges of Compliance," Norton Rose Fulbright Webinar, September 12, 2018
  • Speaker, "The Changing US Sanctions Environment - Legal and Practical Considerations for Turkish Companies," Norton Rose Fulbright Seminar, Istanbul, Turkey, August 1, 2018
  • Speaker, "Iran and Venezuela Sanctions," Intertanko Annual General Meeting, Rome, June 20, 2018
  • Panelist, "US Withdrawal from the JCPOA: Understanding the Implications for your Business," Norton Rose Fulbright Seminar, London, June 19, 2018
  • Panelist, "Avoiding Individual Liability: Navigating Corruption, SEC Compliance, Fiduciary Duty, and Trade Sanctions Matters," Norton Rose Fulbright Breakfast Seminars, Dallas and Houston, December 2-3, 2015
  • Panelist, "Understanding the Changing Legal Regulatory Landscape," Global Legal Confex, New York, October 27, 2015
  • 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
  • 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 is a volunteer interviewer for the Harvard Schools Committee.