Karen is a technology and outsourcing transactions attorney. During her 30 years of practice, she has focused on representing buyers of technology and outsourced services in transactions that run the gamut from ordinary software license arrangements to complex, multinational outsourcing deals valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Karen’s practice evolved and matured during an unprecedented time in the technology industry. She was there for the dot-com boom in the 1990s, and she was there when the bubble burst. She was there when outsourcing became popular as a way to save money, and she has seen it evolve toward enabling businesses to center on core competencies. She was on the front lines when the automobile industry came together to form an online business-to-business trade exchange. She was in the trenches during the rise and fall of WorldCom. She has witnessed the emergence of today’s household-name technology giants, and she has represented clients in transactions involving many of those technology giants. All of these varied experiences over three decades have lent depth and breadth to Karen’s practice and have made her into both a highly valued legal practitioner and a trusted business advisor. In fact, Karen was named the 2023 Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law by Best Lawyers.
Throughout her career, Karen has actively participated in and served on the boards of a number of industry and charitable organizations. She enjoys traveling the world, organic vegetable gardening, and cooking, and she is an avid animal lover and conservationist.