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Karlin is a member of the firm’s Global Commercial Disputes Group. She has experience in a variety of subject areas, including products liability, business disputes, and other types of commercial litigation. With respect to her product liability experience, Karlin has defended manufacturers of a wide range of products (including automotive components, electrical products, and medical devices) in complex product liability, toxic tort, and commercial litigation matters. Karlin is a member of the Reed Smith team that serves as national product liability counsel for a Fortune 100 manufacturing and service company, where she works on primarily product and premises liability matters. Karlin has also worked on several significant commercial disputes, including breach of contract and supply contract cases.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013, J.D., summa cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, 2009, B.A., cum laude

  • Illinois

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit