Kari first- and second-chairs federal, Commercial Division, and FINRA trials, arbitrations, and mediations, from white-collar criminal defense to business divorces to shareholder and other investment disputes. Besides regularly litigating complex commercial matters, Kari has particularly focused on attacking governmental and regulatory overreach in defending against criminal and enforcement actions. No matter the problem, Kari focuses on strategically, aggressively telling her clients’ stories to secure success.
Kari earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where she interned with the Center for Criminal Defense, competed on the Jessup International Moot Court and Vis International Arbitration teams, was a Senior Editor of the Journal of International Law and Business, and served on the Miner Moot Court Board and as Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.
Prior to joining the Firm, Kari practiced at litigation boutiques and Linklaters, where she received the firm’s Community Investment Award. She currently serves with California YMCA Youth & Government and St. Bart’s Church and is a member of the Federal Bar Council, Asian American Bar Association of New York, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Kari is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. From 2021 through 2023, Super Lawyers Magazine has named her a “Rising Star” in General Litigation, Securities Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense, respectively.