Karlyn J. Hunter, Esq., is Counsel in the Bank Activities Unit of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Supervision, Legislation, and Enforcement Branch. Ms. Hunter previously served as the Special Assistant/Counsel to the Senior Deputy General Counsel of the FDIC’s Legal Division, providing advice and counsel to the Senior Deputy General Counsel on matters impacting the FDIC's corporate operations. Previously, she served as a Senior Attorney in the Office of Financial Institution Adjudication (OFIA), advising the administrative law judges on enforcement actions brought by the FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the National Credit Union Administration. Before joining the FDIC, Ms. Hunter was an Assistant United States Attorney and trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for 14 years, prosecuting a variety of cases, from human trafficking and international narcotics matters to white-collar fraud. She was also the first DOJ resident legal advisor to serve at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, advising the U.S. Ambassador and training Ghanaian law enforcement officials and their judiciary on human trafficking matters.
Ms. Hunter began her career in the District of Columbia as a DOJ’s Honors Program Attorney. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Hampton University, and her Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law as a Tony Patiño Fellow. After law school, Hunter served as a law clerk to the Honorable William B. Bryant on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.