Karyn Kenny is the Legal Advisor to the U.S. Embassy/U.S. Department of Justice for the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance & Training (OPDAT) in Bangladesh.
Prior to her present position, Kary Kenny was the attorney advisor to the United States Department of Justice on money launderingshe and a senior justice sector reform expert/consultant for the World Bank in Washington, DC, providing expertise on judicial and prosecutorial reform and modernization projects in Europe, Central Asia and Latin America.
In 2007, Professor Kenny served as a Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, one of only four individuals selected internationally to serve. In 2006, Ms. Kenny served as a Fulbright Scholar in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she taught a course on the American criminal justice system and a comparative study course on the American and Irish Constitutions, emphasizing human rights protections in democratic societies. From 2000 to 2007, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, working on economic crimes and specializing in human trafficking and cyber crime cases. In 2003, Ms. Kenny joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Criminal Justice as an adjunct professor, teaching evidence and transnational crime and received an award for outstanding teaching. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Kenny prosecuted violent crimes as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. Ms. Kenny has trained and lectured internationally on justice related matters and has published articles on justice sector assessments and cross-cultural cases.