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Karie Jo Barwind Regional Ethics and Compliance Counsel EMEA at Google


Karie Jo is a US-qualified lawyer, with 20+ years of international experience in Ethics & Compliance, Litigation, and Investigations.

For the past 7 years, Karie Jo has served as Google’s Regional Ethics and Compliance Counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in London. In this role, she addresses a variety of matters throughout Alphabet, including anti-bribery compliance, political law, conflicts of interest and internal investigations.

Prior to joining Google, Karie Jo worked for 6 years at Abbott Laboratories in Paris, as Ethics & Compliance Director for Western Europe. As the first E&C resource on the ground in-Region, she was part of the then-nascent “International” Team, charged with development, implementation and oversight of Abbott’s OUS country and business-vertical specific E&C programs.

Karie Jo (and her Tibetan Terrier) moved to Paris from Washington, DC, where she was a Litigator at White & Case.

Karie Jo received her Law Degree from Cornell Law School, in the United States. And received her degrees in International Relations and Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.

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