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Karen Hudes is a former attorney who worked in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986 to 2007. She was responsible for establishing the Non-Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section at the American Bar Association. During her term at the World Bank, Karen whistleblew on the Bank’s corruption at high levels and warned the US Treasury and Congress that the US could lose its right to appoint the Bank’s president if it didn’t play by the rules. She was subsequently fired based on forged documents suggesting she was contempt of Congress.  Since leaving the bank Karen has a private law practice in Bethseda Maryland. She received her law degree from Yale Law School and studied economics at the University of Amsterdam. Her website is KAHudes.net

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