Karen is a partner of Lurie Friedman. Her practice involves a wide variety of complex business litigation matters including financial services, business torts, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, violation of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, and real estate related disputes. She has represented pension funds, banks, real estate developers, tech companies, and a wide variety of large and small domestic and foreign businesses. She practices in state and federal court, including the Business Litigation Session, and has significant experience with mediation.
Karen’s recent litigation experience includes:
Representation of business owners in suit to recover wrongfully withheld deposit for purchase of new business. After obtaining an injunction and other preliminary relief, case settled on favorable terms.
Representation, as co-counsel, of international investment bank sued by investor. Case was dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction and interlocutory appeal was successfully defended.
Representation of a Massachusetts utility expense reduction company in a federal lawsuit and related arbitration in Pennsylvania against two major institutions for non-payment of utility expense reduction agreements. After limited discovery and mediation, the case settled on favorable terms.
Representation of Dutch pension funds in multimillion dollar federal lawsuits against major provider of investment and trust services for failure to disclose material risks of collective investment funds that were rendered worthless upon the failure of Lehman Brothers. After depositions and exchange of expert reports, the cases settled on favorable terms.
Karen joined the firm in 2005. She was formerly a litigation associate at Brown Rudnick LLP. Karen received her J.D. in 1986 from Boston University School of Law where she was an editor of the Law Review. She received her B.A. in English from Williams College in 1981. She also received an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in 1996 from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has taught overseas and in a large urban high school outside Chicago.
Karen is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Women’s Bar Association.