Virginia, US

Karen is a Partner in the firm’s Atlanta office, practicing in the area of business immigration law. With experience providing immigration law services for both employers and individual clients, she has handled immigration matters across a wide array of industries, including broadcast and entertainment, information technology, manufacturing, and insurance.

Education


Washington University in St. Louis | J.D., 1993
Washington University in St. Louis | B.A., 1990

Awards

Listed in Best Lawyers, Immigration Law, 2007 to 2020

Listed in Chambers USA, 2015 to 2019

Listed in Who’s Who Legal

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Georgia, District of Columbia, Maryland

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Member, Journal of Law and Policy, Washington University Law Review

Former member, AILA Liaison Committee, U.S. Department of Labor

Former member, AILA Liaison Committee, USCIS’ Nebraska Service Center

Past chair, Immigration Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law for four years

Past chair, American Bar Association-American Law Institute’s (ALI-ABA) immigration law seminar series

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Recent Immigration Developments Affecting U.S Employers: How Has the Climate Changed and How Can You Prepare for It?” SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit, Atlanta, Georgia, May 16, 2019.

Co-author, “Advice for US Employers Navigating the Current Immigration Climate.” The Daily Report, February 5, 2018.

Speaker, “Seminar on Georgia's Entertainment Industry: Opportunities for International Companies/Ventures.” USA India Business Summit, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2016.

Speaker, 7th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, The Seminar Group, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2010.

Speaker, AILA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 2010.

Speaker, 6th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, The Seminar Group, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2009.

Speaker, AILA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2009.

Speaker, AILA Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005.

Author, “Summary of Nonimmigrant Business-Related Visa Categories.” American Bar Association Annual Conference, August 2003.