Chief, Federal Financial Systems Branch
Office of Management and Budget
Karen Lee
Office of Management and Budget
United States

Ms. Lee is the Chief of the Management Controls & Assistance Branch, within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Office of Federal Financial Management. She and her staff are responsible for financial assistance management and Single Audit policy, asset management, and Federal spending transparency under the Open Government Directive. Prior to her tenure as Chief, Ms. Lee served as the Lead Analyst for Open Government, Federal Spending Transparency and a policy analyst at OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, overseeing homeland security, labor, and education regulatory policy. In addition to her public service, Ms. Lee practiced commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, a Masters in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.