Karin Dryhurst

Karin Dryhurst focuses her practice on government and internal investigations, enforcement actions, and government-facing and qui tam litigation. She has defended financial institutions and other clients in inquiries, examinations, investigations and litigation by the CFPB, SEC, DOJ, various US Attorneys’ Offices, SIGTARP, OCC, Federal Reserve and FHFA. Ms. Dryhurst’s representations routinely involve organizations facing attention from multiple federal and state regulators, including state Attorneys General, parallel criminal and civil investigations, and overlapping private class actions.

Ms. Dryhurst’s clients include a wide array of leading financial institutions, such as major banks, mortgage and student loan servicers, secondary market participants, and asset managers. She has also represented individuals, technology and media companies, educational institutions, and consumer goods companies in government and internal investigations.

Ms. Dryhurst has counseled clients through matters involving consumer protection statutes, securities laws, fair lending and anti-discrimination issues, sexual misconduct allegations, and the False Claims Act. She has represented a large student loan servicer in one of the few active litigation matters brought by the CFPB, from the motion to dismiss through discovery and dispositive motions. In addition, she has prepared and defended CEOs and other senior executives in testimony and interviews before the SEC, CFPB and DOJ. She has also assisted clients with reviewing and enhancing policies and procedures around fair lending compliance and controls. In addition, her practice regularly entails providing strategic advice on crisis communications, including responding to regulatory and congressional inquiries.

Ms. Dryhurst shares the firm’s commitment to pro bono work, with an emphasis on criminal justice and immigration. She has represented criminal defendants in state and federal post-conviction litigation and advocacy.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Dryhurst clerked for the Honorable Harris L Hartz of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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  • Education

    • JD, New York University School of Law, 2013

      cum laude

      Senior Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics

    • BA, Political Science and Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Harris L Hartz, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2014 - 2015