Karen Hernández

Associate, Mexico City



Karen focuses on the financial regulatory industry and provides anti-money laundering ("AML") advice for financial and non-financial entities.

Prior to joining White & Case, Karen worked as a banking and finance associate at a prestigious law firm in Mexico, where she advised and aided global and local financial groups, banking institutions, SOFOMs, SOFIPOs, brokerage firms, fintech companies, money services businesses, payments system participants and other financial intermediaries to obtain the relevant authorizations to operate their business models in Mexico. Additionally, Karen is highly proficient at assisting non-financial entities with periodic and non-periodic regulatory compliance issues pursuant to the applicable Mexican AML framework.

Prior to that, Karen collaborated in the Mexican public sector at the Tax Administration Service and the Financial Intelligence Unit, addressing topics such as the Authorized Economic Operator, international trade agreements and administrative interpretation of the Mexican AML law and its ancillary regulation.

Karen participated in the design and implementation of the "General Guidelines to file periodic AML reports," which was issued by the Financial Intelligence Unit for non-financial businesses and professions.

She is certified by the National Banking and Securities Commission to act as a compliance officer for Mexican financial institutions.

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Attorney at Law
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Public Policy
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey