Karen R. Hennigan
"US Systems for Investigating, Prosecuting and Sentencing White-Collar Crime and Civil Forfeiture Mechanisms"
Thursday, 5 April 2012 (9 - 11 am)
Karen R. Hennigan is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York specializing in the prosecution of white collar money laundering and financial crimes involving victims. In her capacity as an AUSA, Karen specializes in returning criminal proceeds to victims through prosecution of criminal and civil cases. These cases include crimes of public corruption, mail fraud, wire fraud, organized crime and racketeering, securities and investment advisor fraud, bank fraud and complex money laundering. Karen has been invited to provide investigative and litigation training to federal, local and international law enforcement agencies, judges and prosecutors throughout the U.S., South America, South West Asia and Europe.
Karen graduated from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School in 2000 and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 2001. Karen served as an active duty Judge Advocate for the Air Force until 2005 and has prosecuted more than one hundred military court-martial cases throughout the 50 states, the Republic of Korea and in the Middle East. Karen has been assigned to the Air Force Reserve since 2005 and holds the rank of Major. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Karen now serves as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 514th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Karen also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she supervises the nation’s first Military Legal Practice Clinic, a program Karen designed and implemented. In 2011, Karen was named Federal Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Association, and she was also named one of the Top 50 Irish American Leaders in Law Enforcement for 2011.
Karen is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the States of New York and New Jersey.
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