Karen has more than 15 years of experience focused on commercial litigation and commercial finance. She works with publicly traded and closely held companies, banks, and call centers on consumer issues, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Junk Fax Protection Act, federal and state regulatory compliance issues, and state and local consumer and privacy issues. She is a national speaker on TCPA class action defense and has experience defending class actions nationwide. Karen has served as lead counsel in dozens of TCPA and JFPA cases across the country. In addition, she provides compliance advice and counseling to her clients ensuring that privacy policies, website terms and conditions, and contractual provisions ensure the maximum protection for her clients.
She also represents clients in employment-related matters, having defended several clients in both federal and state employment litigation, including overtime and discrimination cases. Karen provides her clients with contractual- and compliance-related employment advice, and assists in negotiating severance packages and employment claims. She is also heavily involved in the Ohio Community School (charter school) industry in both litigation and general business. In addition to regulatory and employment law litigation, she has served as lead counsel in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes, corporate veil-piercing, commercial paper, commercial leases, shareholder disputes, and antitrust laws.
Karen also has experience representing a variety of businesses and entrepreneurs in transactional, tax, and employment matters. Her experience in the corporate world enables her to advise clients on a variety of issues, including business structure, organizational matters, and succession planning. She has handled numerous tax controversies with the IRS and state and local taxing authorities and has tried cases in front of the U.S. Tax Court. She serves as outside general counsel to many organizations in Ohio and Michigan, where she maintains active licenses. Understanding how businesses operate and business issues that often prompt or arise during litigation allows Karen to provide valuable services to her clients on the transactional side – drafting agreements that are clear and unambiguous – and to staunchly defend her clients in court.
Antitrust & Trade Regulation | Class Action | Corporate & Transactional | Education Industry | Litigation | TCPA Compliance & Defense
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