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Duties: Karen is Bankruptcy and Special Issues Counsel for NAAG. She serves as a resource person to the states for all issues relating to the effect of bankruptcy on the activities of the Attorneys General. In particular, she provides substantive support for the states with respect to any bankruptcy filings by tobacco companies (of which there have been six to date). She conducts a yearly seminar on bankruptcy topics, maintains a large list of state and local contacts dealing with bankruptcy issues, and writes a monthly Bankruptcy Bulletin on recent cases of interest to government counsel. She also works with the states in several other areas including assisting states in presenting property damage claims in asbestos cases, maintaining liaison with securities fraud litigators, and serving as a representative of the states on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee which deals with the U.S. Trade Representative on world trade issues. Finally, Karen also maintains a contact list and conducts an annual seminar on state defensive litigation to assist the Offices of the Attorneys General in dealing with suits brought against the states in a variety of areas.
Previous Positions: National Labor Relations Board - Field Attorney, Detroit; Office of Appeals, Appellate Court Section, and Contempt Litigation Section, Washington, D.C.
Education: B.S., Biochemistry, Michigan State University 1973; J.D. Wayne State University, 1977, L.L.M., George Washington University, 1987