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Karen Manarin

KAREN MANARIN is the Special Advisor on Financial Crime and the Acting Officer in Charge of the Toronto Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Reporting to the Criminal Operations Officer, Karen oversees three teams of RCMP members, civilians and public service employees in the investigation of capital market related criminal activity. Previously, Karen was the Executive Director of Professional Regulation at the Law Society of Ontario. Reporting to the CEO of the Law Society, Karen oversaw and managed a division of 170. From 2009 to 2016, Karen was Deputy Director in the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) where she led 70 staff in multi-disciplinary teams. From 2006 to 2009, Karen was seconded to the RCMP Toronto IMET where she led an investigation team. From 1998 to 2006, Karen was a Senior Litigation Counsel in the Enforcement Branch at the OSC and the Acting Assistant Manager of Litigation for one year. Prior to joining the OSC, she was Counsel at Crown Law Office-Criminal at the Ministry of the Attorney General where she argued criminal appeals in the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada and prosecuted complex frauds. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1991. Karen is the Chair of the Board of the Columbus Centre, an affiliate of Villa Charities Inc. She has been a board member since 1991. Karen is a frequent lecturer at law schools and various continuing legal education seminars and conferences in Canada and the United States.