Karen has assisted with cases involving civil and criminal fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, breach of contract, forfeiture and habeas corpus matters in both federal and state court. As the firm administrator, Karen also manages non-attorney personnel and many of the administrative aspects of the firm.
Prior to joining Bienert, Miller & Katzman, Karen assisted Kenneth M. Miller in his practice where the focus was federal criminal defense and civil litigation. Karen was also an associate in the Los Angeles office of McKenna & Cuneo where she focused on Government Contracts claims and litigation, including complex technical and cost recoverability issues.
Karen is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Warren J. Ferguson Inn of Court. She also serves as a volunteer counselor for the Orange County Boy Scouts of America.
Karen earned her law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where she served as the Executive Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles J.D., 1990
- Executive Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
- San Diego State University B.S. Business Administration (Marketing), 1986
- Supreme Court of California (1990)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- Orange County Bar Association
- Warren J. Ferguson Inn of Court