Karen is a strategic leader, thought partner, and seasoned legal advisor for technology and media companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500s. She brings decades of experience addressing the needs of businesses in the information technology, digital media, and e-commerce space. She also has been a go-to resource for hardware and software companies applying machine learning in cutting edge ways, such as autonomous driving, IoT, targeted advertising, and personalized content.
Drawing on her experience as General Counsel, Top 100 law firm attorney and co-founder of a boutique law firm, she is known for her pragamatic advice and creative solutions. Karen has served in leadership roles at iconic companies such as The Washington Post and TiVo. In addition, she has launched a number of startups into global markets, including Coursera and Quora. Karen frequently speaks at conferences and publishes about leadership, Internet, intellectual property, privacy, and digital media.
Her areas of expertise include: data privacy (e.g., GDPR, CCPA) and cybersecurity | intellectual property (e.g., copyright, trademark, data, machine learning) | employment | internationalization | strategic partnership deals | technology transactions | licensing | content regulations (e.g., DMCA, CDA, First Amendment) | digital media | creator economy | adtech | prepublication review | IPO readiness.