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Karen is a member of Reed Smith's Commercial Litigation Group. She handles commercial and complex litigation matters, including class actions, with a particular focus on the health care and financial services industries. Karen has significant experience representing Fortune 500 companies in both state and federal courts as well as alternative dispute resolution forums. She has also represented clients in federal regulatory investigations and advised them on compliance matters. Karen's practice includes a variety of commercial disputes, including product liability litigation, intellectual property, mortgage litigation, and general business disputes. She has also defended the firm's clients against claims of unfair competition, fraud, breach of contract, and bad faith.


  • University of California, Berkeley, 2002, B.A., English Literature
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2006, J.D., Articles Editor, Chief Managing Editor for the Asian Pacific American Law Journal

  • California

  • Honorable Joel E. August, Circuit Court - Second Circuit of the State of Hawaii