Karen manages the business operations of the firm, with a primary focus on finance. She works closely with the partners and other administrative professionals to achieve the firm’s strategic and tactical goals.

Karen has been with L&A since its founding, and she endeavors to maintain the balanced, efficient and welcoming work environment that the firm has enjoyed since its beginnings. She brings several years of law firm administrative experience to L&A, including work at a number of area law firms, ranging from sole practitioners to firms of 125+ attorneys.

Karen is a founding Board member of NEWISE (New England Women in Science Executives) Club, and is the Treasurer of the organization. Previously, she served for many years on the Board of Directors of WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology), and was involved with WEST in a variety of roles since its founding in the early 2000’s. Karen also has served as a member of Bank of America’s Business Banking CashPro® Advisory Board.

Education and Prior Experience

  • Simmons College Graduate School of Management, M.B.A.
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Romance Languages (Spanish)
  • Experience working in Boston-area law firms since 1985

Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements

  • Founding Member, Board of Directors and Treasurer, The New England Women in Science Executives Club
  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators (local and national chapters)
  • Member, Bank of America’s Business Banking CashPro®  Advisory Board (2011-2015)
  • Presented a national teleconference for the Association of Legal Administrators on issues relating to conflicts in the workplace and how to rise above them in order to efficiently accomplish work goals (with Professor Mary Shapiro, Simmons College Graduate School of Management)
  • Published an article, “What comes after the Great Pause?” in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly