Karin Bell is an accomplished litigator and skilled trial attorney based in the firm’s Boston office. Her nearly 15 years at the United States Attorney’s Office enable her to guide clients through high-stakes criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as complex civil litigation. Her practice focuses on helping clients navigate a wide array of complex litigation and white collar issues, including those related to securities, financial and cyber fraud, health care fraud, national security and anti-money laundering.
Karin previously served as Chief and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, where she was responsible for reviewing and approving the prosecution of approximately 700 criminal cases across the Boston, Worcester and Springfield, Massachusetts, offices. In these roles, she closely supervised and oversaw the prosecution of high-profile criminal cases in the Securities, Financial and Cyber Fraud, Public Corruption, Healthcare Fraud, National Security and Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit. She was also a leading prosecutor in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions case, as well as a variety of other highly complex matters.
Prior to serving as Chief and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Karin was the Chief of the Worcester Branch of the United States Attorney’s Office, where she supervised all criminal matters in Worcester County and served as the office’s liaison in Central Massachusetts.
In addition, Karin has personally prosecuted and tried numerous cases in Boston and Worcester, including complex and high-profile matters involving public corruption, fraud and money laundering.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Karin was a litigation associate at a prominent Boston law firm, where she focused her practice on white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
Karin began her legal career as law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and subsequently served as law clerk to the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor, IV, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.