Karen is a litigator with experience in insurance coverage disputes, bad faith liability actions, and other contractual disputes. She focuses her practice on ERISA and employee benefit and breach of fiduciary duty claims, including the representation of insurers in life, health, and disability litigation. Karen is an Associate in Maynard Nexsen’s Insurance & Financial Services Litigation Practice and ERISA Practice.

Karen has substantial experience in all phases of civil litigation, including written and expert discovery, law and motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation. Early in her career, Karen defended product liability and complex tort actions on behalf of automotive manufacturers and medical malpractice insurance providers in both state and federal courts.



  • Listed in Best Lawyers, "Ones to Watch" for Insurance Law (2024)



  • State Bar: California
  • U.S. District Court: California (Eastern, Northern, Southern)


  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jeffrey Winikow, Los Angeles Superior Court
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