Karen Patton Seymour to Rejoin Sullivan & Cromwell

NEW YORK – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP announced today that Karen Patton Seymour will rejoin the Firm as a partner and member of the Litigation Practice and Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, resident in New York.

Ms. Seymour is rejoining from Goldman Sachs where she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since 2018. In addition to being a member of Goldman Sachs’ management committee, she advised “Launch with GS,” Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to narrow the gender investing gap. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Seymour was a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell for 13 years and held several roles at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, including as chief of the Criminal Division, where she oversaw all criminal investigations and prosecutions for the district.

“We are delighted to welcome Karen back to the firm,” said Joseph C. Shenker, Chair of Sullivan & Cromwell. “Her experience as general counsel of Goldman Sachs will enhance her years of experience as one of the country’s leading private practitioners, advising corporations, financial institutions and individuals on a wide range of issues. Karen is a valued member of the S&C family and a talented lawyer. We are grateful she has decided to return to serve our clients.”

“I am thrilled to rejoin my friends and colleagues at Sullivan & Cromwell, where I began my legal career. This is a homecoming for me. And the firm is perfectly positioned to serve its clients on complex and challenging issues, and I look forward to working together with some of the best lawyers and clients in the world,” said Ms. Seymour.

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