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Kara Ramsey represents banks and nonbank financial services companies in a wide variety of enforcement, regulatory, and compliance matters before federal and state agencies.

Kara also regularly assists clients with their compliance efforts in a wide range of areas, including consumer financial protection, fair lending, digital banking, and Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering.

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Kara worked as a research assistant in the Consumer Finance Section of the Federal Reserve Board. During law school, Kara interned in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division.



  • J.D., Order of the Coif, Cornell Law School, 2019
  • B.S., Economics and Philosophy, summa cum laude, Tulane University, 2014


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Government & Military Service

  • Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 2014-2016


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Robert E. Payne