Karen is a commercial litigator who focuses on high-stakes litigation, including contract disputes, trade secrets litigation, and matters involving international law.
She has secured a number of significant victories for her clients. Most recently, Karen and a team from BSF won summary judgment for a real estate developer against a former business partner’s claims for theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, and breaches of fiduciary duty.
Karen is also an experienced appellate litigator. She has worked on appeals before the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, and served as lead appellate counsel in a matter before the First Department of the Appellate Division of New York that led to the reversal of a substantial defamation judgment.
As part of her pro bono practice, Karen works with Legal Momentum to represent sex trafficking victims in a lawsuit against Backpage.com, a website that is alleged to have knowingly facilitated sex trafficking. BSF’s lawsuit is one of the first in the country in which a federal court ruled that Backpage was not entitled to immunity under federal law.