KKR has appointed Kathryn King Sudol as general counsel, succeeding David Sorkin who will become the firm’s chief legal officer. The appointments will be effective September 6, 2022.

Following the first quarter of 2023, Sudol will take over the role of CLO while Sorkin will become an advisory partner with KKR. Sudol joins the firm following her time as the global co-head of M&A with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. In her 24-year career with STB, Sudol operated across numerous leadership roles.

“Katie has worked very closely with KKR and members of our senior team both in the U.S. and internationally for many, many years,” commented Joe Bae and Scott Nuttall, co-CEOs of KKR. “She is a preeminent lawyer and a dynamic leader who is a perfect fit with KKR’s culture. We are delighted that she has decided to join KKR, and we are excited to work with her as a strategic partner for years to come in achieving our growth objectives.”