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Kyle Sheahen is a Partner in the Special Matters and Investigations practice in King & Spalding’s New York office. Kyle’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense litigation, federal and state government investigations, corporate internal investigations, and advice concerning corporate compliance programs.

Kyle has represented corporations and individuals in a wide array of matters, including FCPA/anti-corruption, Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering, securities, false claims, taxation, and cybersecurity. He has advised clients in sectors such as banking, insurance brokerage, foreign exchange, energy, life sciences, and professional services. Kyle has handled investigations involving a range of federal, state, and foreign authorities, including the Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Senate, the New York State Department of Financial Services, and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. Kyle has also worked on the ground in jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to serve his clients’ needs.

Kyle is a commentator and speaker on various white collar and compliance topics, including data privacy and security and cross-border investigations. He also serves on The American Lawyer’s Young Lawyer Editorial Board and the board of directors of CUE Art Foundation in New York City. 

Kyle earned his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a managing editor for the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. Kyle also served as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (Subcommittee on the Constitution) in Washington, D.C. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Cornell University. 

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Credentials

J.D., University of California-Los Angeles

B.A. History, Cornell University

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Board Member, CUE Art Foundation

International Bar Association

The American Lawyer’s Young Lawyer Editorial Board

Matters

Defending an international financial institution from enforcement actions based on conspiracy to commit tax fraud and securities violations brought by the Justice Department, the SEC, the Federal Reserve, and the New York State Department of Financial Services, and a related congressional inquiry by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; representing same company in connection with post-resolution undertakings, including the New York State Department of Financial Services-appointed monitorship.

Defending a major financial institution in a criminal investigation by a U.S. Attorney’s Office and DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section, regarding anti-money laundering and other issues related to allegations of fraud by a customer.

Performing internal compliance reviews and anticorruption analysis for a global insurance broker.

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Matters

Defending an international financial institution from enforcement actions based on conspiracy to commit tax fraud and securities violations brought by the Justice Department, the SEC, the Federal Reserve, and the New York State Department of Financial Services, and a related congressional inquiry by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; representing same company in connection with post-resolution undertakings, including the New York State Department of Financial Services-appointed monitorship.

Defending a major financial institution in a criminal investigation by a U.S. Attorney’s Office and DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section, regarding anti-money laundering and other issues related to allegations of fraud by a customer.

Performing internal compliance reviews and anticorruption analysis for a global insurance broker.

Representing the CEO of a Fortune 500 company in connection with an insurance investigation by the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Advising an international oil and gas company on FCPA compliance issues related to overseas projects.

Preparing a financial firm’s response to subpoenas served by the Justice Department Tax Division.

Counseling a Fortune 500 financial services company on its incident response plan following a data security breach. 

Representing a professional sports team owner in connection with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Matters

Defending an international financial institution from enforcement actions based on conspiracy to commit tax fraud and securities violations brought by the Justice Department, the SEC, the Federal Reserve, and the New York State Department of Financial Services, and a related congressional inquiry by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; representing same company in connection with post-resolution undertakings, including the New York State Department of Financial Services-appointed monitorship.

Defending a major financial institution in a criminal investigation by a U.S. Attorney’s Office and DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section, regarding anti-money laundering and other issues related to allegations of fraud by a customer.

Performing internal compliance reviews and anticorruption analysis for a global insurance broker.

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Matters

Defending an international financial institution from enforcement actions based on conspiracy to commit tax fraud and securities violations brought by the Justice Department, the SEC, the Federal Reserve, and the New York State Department of Financial Services, and a related congressional inquiry by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; representing same company in connection with post-resolution undertakings, including the New York State Department of Financial Services-appointed monitorship.

Defending a major financial institution in a criminal investigation by a U.S. Attorney’s Office and DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section, regarding anti-money laundering and other issues related to allegations of fraud by a customer.

Performing internal compliance reviews and anticorruption analysis for a global insurance broker.

Representing the CEO of a Fortune 500 company in connection with an insurance investigation by the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

Advising an international oil and gas company on FCPA compliance issues related to overseas projects.

Preparing a financial firm’s response to subpoenas served by the Justice Department Tax Division.

Counseling a Fortune 500 financial services company on its incident response plan following a data security breach. 

Representing a professional sports team owner in connection with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Credentials

J.D., University of California-Los Angeles

B.A. History, Cornell University

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Board Member, CUE Art Foundation

International Bar Association

The American Lawyer’s Young Lawyer Editorial Board