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Karyn focuses her practice on transactional intellectual property law and has significant experience in privacy law. In addition, she is the Chair of the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Technology Group.

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Technology

Karyn devotes a significant portion of her practice to keeping clients abreast of developments in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection on both a national and international level. In this capacity, she advises clients on technology sourcing and transactions, helping them understand the interaction of technology, data privacy, and compliance from a legal as well as a business perspective. She regularly advises clients on information security matters, privacy policies, best practices, data sharing, and the collection and use of employee and consumer personal data.

Karyn also represents clients in drafting and negotiating agreements relating to the development and use of technology tools and transactions, including Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud contracting and other technology outsourcing arrangements. She has experience on both the customer and vendor side of matters, allowing her to stay updated on market trends and effectively advise companies on how to anticipate and manage potential risks.

Intellectual Property

Her work in the intellectual property arena includes assisting clients with the management and protection of their IP portfolios as well as drafting and negotiating intellectual property related agreements, including development, licensing, and services agreements. Karyn also advises clients on the IP issues inherent in business transactions, including intellectual property-related due diligence and risk evaluation.

Corporate & Securities

Clients of all sizes in a range of industries look to Karyn as general corporate legal counsel, where she advises individuals and entities on a broad range of corporate matters, including complex contract negotiation, compliance and enforcement, and general operational matters.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Articles & Publications



Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998

DePaul University, B.S., with highest honors, 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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