Her warmth and serenity create one’s first impression of Karen. And then you figure out just how smart and talented she is. Her keen mind, attention to detail, and perseverance, along with loyalty and absolute professionalism, are the keys to her success as a strategist and lobbyist for a variety of clients. A highly trained lawyer, Karen has deep ties to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she served as Counsel to Senator Patrick Leahy, and has since worked on a range of intellectual property and technology issues as well as criminal and civil justice reforms.
In recent years, Karen has become one of the leading advocates for reducing gun violence in the U.S. through her strategic role with Everytown for Gun Safety. As a native Californian, she has enjoyed working with The California Endowment and other companies and nonprofits with ties to the Golden State. She is also proud to work closely with the music community and the MusicFirst Coalition.
Whether you are organizing a major fly-in to lobby Capitol Hill, need strategic advice on how to shape – and pass – an amendment or bill, or just need someone who will be relentless in achieving your goals on Capitol Hill or with the Administration, Karen is the ally you want by your side. After nearly 20 years in DC, she knows the Hill, the issues, the industries, the Administration, and simply how to get things done. She believes in collaboration and teamwork — but can also operate independently when that’s needed. Karen is trustworthy and discreet. You get it all when you become her partner for a cause or a concern.
Karen is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School. She lives in Arlington, VA with her family.