Karen Kerrigan

Karen Kerrigan

Chief Legal Officer, Seedrs

Overview

Karen Kerrigan is Chief Legal Officer of Seedrs, Europe’s leading equity-crowdfunding platform, where she heads up legal, finance, compliance and business operations. Before joining Seedrs, Karen worked at Simmons & Simmons in the Financial Markets Litigation and Contentious Regulatory Team, representing clients from a range of financial institutions. She is also a Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, where she leads the regulatory workstream and regularly engages in fintech lobbying work with the FCA, HMT and the European Commission. Karen has been named one of the top women in fintech by Innovate Finance, UK in-house individual of the year in the Finance sector by Legal 500, one of Brummell Magazines Inspirational Women City Innovators, and she has been nominated for the 2018 Women in Finance Awards. She was also on the founding Executive Committee for the Disruptive GC Network, a network of leading lawyers working at venture-backed disruptive tech companies.