klust@reedsmith.com

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Karen’s Complex Litigation practice focuses on insurance recovery and complex commercial disputes, with relevant experience in financial litigation and toxic torts. Karen has assisted clients with responding to civil suits in numerous areas, including breach of contract, product liability, antitrust, tax, trademark infringement, environmental law, and false advertising. A sampling of Karen’s prior cases include:

  • Representing financial institutions as corporate policyholders against insurers in breach of contract and bad faith disputes for coverage
  • Achieving a significant settlement on behalf of an international life sciences company in case against the Department of Justice involving billions of electronic and paper records and issues of statistical sampling, for $175 million in claims
  • Winning a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a hedge fund investment firm in a defamation case.

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

  • Law School Diversity Council Mentorship Program
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Be A 6th Grade Mentor Initiative by the United Way

Credentials

  • University of Illinois College of Law, 2009, J.D., cum laude, Illinois Business Law Journal - Editor-in-Chief; Paul Law Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Maryland, 2004, B.S., International Business

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

  • E-Discovery RoundTable of DC (Co-Founder)
  • APABA-DC - Asian Pacific American Bar Association of DC
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association