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Karin Kinney
Associate General Counsel


Karin Kinney joined the Office of General Counsel in September 2017 as an attorney specializing in the areas of Development, Tax and Benefits.  In her role as Associate General Counsel to the University and the University Health System, she works closely with her clients on various new gifts, naming opportunities, donor relationship issues and Orphans’ Court matters.  She also provides legal advice as to tax-exempt organization compliance and employee benefit plans, including tuition assistance, long and short-term disability and executive compensation programs.

Karin began her career as an associate attorney at Morgan Lewis LLP and then worked for twelve years as in-house Senior Counsel and Corporate Secretary for a Fortune 500 company.  From there, she became a private clients and nonprofit attorney at McCarter English, LLP, drawing on her passion for advising both individuals in their wealth planning and nonprofits in their donor and tax compliance issues.  In the years immediately prior to joining Penn’s Office of General Counsel, Karin served as relationship manager and fiduciary advisor for large charitable trust accounts at Bank of New York Mellon in Philadelphia.  


Support Staff:

Yoomi Kwon
Legal Assistant
Phone: (215) 746-5272
Fax: (215) 746-5222

Practice Areas:

  • Development
  • Tax
  • Benefits