Karen is a Seattle-based attorney with over 25 years of experience, working primarily in the fields of privacy law and technology transactions. Karen has advised small, mid-sized, and Fortune 50 software and technology companies over the years. Early in her career, she was employed by The Guardian Life Insurance Company in New York City, Warrantech Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut, and Mercator Software in Wilton, Connecticut. More recently, Karen served as Associate General Counsel at Recall Corporation in Norcross, Georgia where she led the privacy assessment for the company.
Having served primarily as in-house counsel, Karen has the unique ability to connect to the business concerns of her clients and to communicate in plain English. Karen has worked on all aspects of privacy – everything from collaborating with design engineers building privacy by design, to drafting privacy policies, to data breach notification planning. Her focus is now squarely on the GDPR.
Karen has three active and endlessly fascinating children: one in elementary school; one in middle school; and one in high school. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, yoga, and reading.
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1991
Emory University, B.A., Philosophy, 1987
Activities & Affiliations
Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, 2018
Certified Information Privacy Professional/US, 2011
Pro Bono Attorney, KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), 2016 - 2018
State Bar of Washington, 2015
State Bar of Georgia, 2006
State Bar of New York, 199