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Anderson, K. McKenzie

K. McKenzie Anderson

Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7000, Direct Fax: +1 212-849-7100
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

McKenzie Anderson is a first chair trial lawyer with a practice focused on high stakes, complex commercial litigation, government and internal investigations, and white collar defense. McKenzie first joined the firm in 2008, and, after seven years as a federal prosecutor, she rejoined the firm in 2022. 

At the firm, McKenzie has represented clients in government and regulatory investigations by the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other state and federal agencies, including related to health care, the False Claims Act, bribery, kickbacks, and securities enforcement. She has also conducted and defended against internal investigations, including a Title IX review for a large university and an investigation regarding alleged misconduct by a senior executive at a large public company.

As a federal prosecutor, McKenzie primarily investigated and prosecuted economic crimes, including government contracting fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, trade secret theft, and cyber intrusions. McKenzie tried several criminal defendants charged with white–collar criminal offenses—many of whom were corporate executives or officers—and frequently represented the United States before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was awarded the national Investigations Award for Excellence by the United States Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.  McKenzie also served as International Coordinator and Human Trafficking Coordinator and was a frequent instructor on investigative strategies and trial techniques, training federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents across the country for the Department of Justice.

  • FTX Debtors
  • Michigan State University
  • Steel Partners
  • Aterian Capital
  • Entergy Arkansas
  • Access Industries
  • Representing FTX and affiliated entities as litigation counsel in their pending Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Representing a prominent university in dispute with athletic association.
  • Secured a Delaware Chancery Court trial victory in Aerojet Rocketdyne corporate governance dispute.
  • Represented famous actor in criminal case arising out of accidental death of the cinematographer on a movie set.
  • Litigated and defeated a fraudulent transfer and preference action in which a post–bankruptcy litigation trust sought more than $3 billion from Access Industries and was awarded a mere $12 million (about .4%).
  • Obtained favorable settlements from strategic investor, management, outside counsel, auditor and others in connection with representation of the Refco Litigation Trust and Refco Private Actions Trust (successors to the bankruptcy estate of Refco Inc. and its subsidiaries and assignee of private creditor causes of action).
  • University of Chicago Law School
    (J.D., 2007)
    • Edwin F. Mandel Appellate Advocacy Clinic, 2006-2007
  • Emory University
    (B.A., Economics, Russian, summa cum laude, 2002)
  • Member, The State Bar of New York
  • Member, The State Bar of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • Tenth Circuit 
  • United States District Court:
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Western District of Oklahoma 
    • Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Oklahoma:
    • Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division, 2014-2021
    • International Coordinator, 2017–2021
    • Human Trafficking Coordinator, February 2018–2021
  • Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailed & Tippens, P.C.:
    • Partner, Recruiting Director, Diversity & Inclusion Chair, 2013-2014
    • Associate, 2011-2012
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP:
    • Associate, 2008-2011
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn:
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2007-2008


  • 2019 Outstanding Contribution to the Fight Against Human Trafficking Award from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force

  • 2017 National Investigations Award for Excellence, from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Television Appearances and Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Human Trafficking for Homeland Security Investigations, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 25, 2021
  • National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation, Nationwide Virtual June 15, 2021
  • Lies, Crimes, & Video, "Secrets in Room 120,” HLN  March 7, 2021
  • United States Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina March 3-5, 2020
  • 2019 Midwest Vice Summit, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 4, 2019
  • Federal Bar Association – Oklahoma Bar Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma December 27, 2018
  • Human Trafficking in Indian Country, Ponca City, Oklahoma August 24, 2018
  • Oklahoma Association of School Resource Officers Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 19, 2018
  • Oklahoma Attorney General’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma April 25, 2018
  • DOJ Human Trafficking Training for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement, Oklahoma City and Lawton, Oklahoma April 10-13, 2018
  • United States Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina January 8-12, 2018
  • President, Board of Directors, The Dragonfly Home, Member 2022–present
  • Member, Lawyers’ Advisory Council, New York City Urban Debate League, 2022–present
  • Master of the Bench, William J. Holloway American Inn of Court
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma City Chapter
  • Board of Bar Examiners for the State of Oklahoma: Associate Bar Examiner, 2012-2017