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Anderson, K. McKenzie

K. McKenzie Anderson

Of Counsel
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 several years as a federal prosecutor, she rejoined the firm in 2022. 

As an Assistant United States Attorney, 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 numerous criminal defendants charged with white-collar criminal offenses—several of whom were corporate executives or officers—and frequently presented arguments before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. In connection with her investigation and trial conviction of a bank president, the United States Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency awarded McKenzie the national Investigations Award for Excellence.

McKenzie also served as International Coordinator and Human Trafficking Coordinator and was a frequent instructor for the Department of Justice on investigative strategies and trial techniques.

At the firm, McKenzie has represented clients in United States Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory investigations, 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 executive misconduct.

McKenzie has litigated complex cases involving corporate governance, financial instruments, bankruptcy, multi-district consumer class actions, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, high net worth individuals, and private companies.  In particular, McKenzie litigated and defeated a fraudulent transfer and preference action in which a post-bankruptcy litigation trust sought more than $3 billion and was awarded a mere $12 million (about .4%) secured significant recoveries for creditors in representing a litigation trustee against financial institutions, auditors, and other professionals, and secured a trial victory in a high-profile Delaware corporate governance dispute.

  • 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 
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • Board of Bar Examiners for the State of Oklahoma: Associate Bar Examiner, 2012-2017