Satish Kini is Chair of Debevoise’s Banking Group and a member of its Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Kini advises on a wide range of regulatory and transactional issues.
For example, he has:
In the context of these matters, Mr. Kini has led internal fact investigations of clients (involving allegations of data breaches/fraud, money laundering and sanctions compliance issues) and advised clients on compliance governance and structuring. He also has briefed senior business decision-makers and boards of directors, based in the United States and abroad, on important regulatory, enforcement and investigations matters.
Mr. Kini has represented a wide range of firms (including banks, securities broker-dealers, insurers and asset managers) and leading industry trade associations on regulatory reform issues, including those arising out of the Dodd-Frank Act, and has assisted clients to participate in the policymaking process before federal regulators. He has helped to create industry coalitions to advocate for regulatory positions and to arrive at consensus interpretations on difficult issues. He also has testified on Dodd-Frank issues before Congress and has represented clients on Dodd-Frank and other matters before the federal banking agencies, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the U.S. Treasury Department and its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Chambers Global and Chambers USA have repeatedly recognized Mr. Kini as a leading lawyer. In Chambers Global (2023), he is recognized in the category of Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory USA and in Chambers USA (2023), where he is recommended for Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) and International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, clients highlight his ability “to distill difficult issues into tangible action items” and describe him as “the complete package.” They note that “he is our go-to on all issues related to AML policies and procedures” and “he is smart, forthright and a great listener and researcher” with “spot-on instincts.” In previous editions of the guides, clients highlight his “deep expertise and credibility with government agencies” and describe him as a “phenomenal lawyer” who “provides very thoughtful legal analysis, is weighty on the substance and incredibly distinguished in the banking Bar.” They praise his “exceptional communication skills and great judgment” and attest: “He has a thoroughly comprehensive knowledge of bank regulatory issues relating to large domestic and foreign banks in the US. He understands the law and the inclinations of the regulators, and he connects that easily to the banks” and sources compliment him as “an outstanding lawyer with excellent client-service skills.” Mr. Kini is noted by The Legal 500 US (2023) as a leading lawyer in Financial Services Regulation. He also has been recognized in the Data Protection and Privacy categories. In addition, IFLR1000 (2022) lists Mr. Kini as a Notable Practitioner for Banking and Financial Services Regulatory.
Mr. Kini is a frequent speaker on sanctions, anti-money laundering and other financial institutions matters. He also is the author or co-author of numerous articles regarding compliance issues and banking and securities legal developments, and has been published in numerous business and legal publications.
He currently serves as counsel to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) AML Committee. He also is a member of the Executive Council of the Banking Law Section of the Federal Bar Association. In addition, he serves on the Board of Editors of The Banking Law Journal and The Privacy and Data Security Review and the Board of Advisors for the University of North Carolina Banking Law Institute.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kini served in the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board, rising to the level of counsel and working on a broad range of regulatory matters before the agency. From 1992 to 1993, he clerked for the Hon. Judge Richard J. Cardamone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Kini received his B.A. magna cum laude from Colgate University in 1985. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1992, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and the managing editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is a member of the District of Columbia and the New York Bars.
Satish Kini 是德普银行业务团队的主席，也是金融机构业务团队的一员。Kini律师就一系列监管与交易问题提供法律建议。
Kini律师多次被《全球钱伯斯》和《美国钱伯斯》认可为杰出律师。他在《全球钱伯斯》（2022年）的“银行和金融业：美国主要监管”类别获得认可；在《美国钱伯斯》（2022年）的“金融服务监管：银行业（合规）” 和“国际贸易：出口管制和经济制裁” 类别获得认可，客户表示“他是我们处理与反洗钱政策和程序相关所有问题的首选”，并且“他聪明、直率，是一位出色的倾听者和研究者”，具有“敏锐的直觉””。在上述指南的往期版本中，客户强调他专业知识深厚，在政府机构中享有很高威信，并描述Kini律师为“杰出的律师”，“提供非常周到的法律分析，是一位重量级人物，在银行间业内具有卓越声望”。在该指南的往期版本中，客户特别称赞Kini律师具有“非凡的沟通技巧和出色的判断力”，并表示“他对涉及美国国内和外国大型银行的银行监管问题有着全面彻底的了解。他深谙相关法律和监管机构的倾向，并迅速明确其对银行带来的影响”。有消息来源称赞他为“一名优秀的律师，掌握完美的客户服务技巧。”Kini律师被2022年《美国法律500强》评为金融服务监管领域的推荐律师。此外，《国际金融法律评论》（2022年）还将其评为“银行和金融服务监管业知名律师”。
Kini律师目前正担任美国证券业及金融市场协会（“SIFMA”）反洗钱委员会的顾问，以及联邦律师协会银行法部执行委员会的委员。此外，他还任职于《The Banking Law Journal》和《The Privacy and Data Security Review》两家期刊的编委会，以及北卡罗莱纳大学银行法学院的指导委员会。
在其职业生涯初期，Kini律师曾经任职于联邦储备委员会的法律部，后升任顾问一职，处理该机构各类监管方面的事宜。他曾于1992至1993年间担任美国第二巡回上诉法院Richard J. Cardamone大律师的书记员。
Kini律师于1985年以优异成绩毕业于科尔盖特大学，取得文学学士学位；于1992年毕业于哥伦比亚大学法学院，取得法学博士学位。他在哥大期间获得“哈伦菲斯克斯通学者（Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar）”称号，担任约翰 M. 欧林（John M. Olin）法律与经济基金会成员，以及《哥伦比亚大学法律评论（Columbia Law Review）》杂志的总编。他是哥伦比亚特区及纽约州律师协会成员。