Karol Sparks

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagel LLP, Chicago, IL


Karol Sparks is a Partner with Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagel and concentrates her practice on corporate activities and regulatory issues of financial institutions, about which she has counseled banks for over 30 years. Her special emphasis is on the distribution of nontraditional bank products, including annuities, insurance, mutual funds, prepaid cards and other deposit account access devices, and the myriad of federal and state laws and regulations that apply to those activities. Sparks has taught various courses at the University of Iowa College of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, and Boston University School of Law Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law. She attended Sweet Briar College and earned her BA from Butler University and her JD from Indiana University School of Law.