Washington, D.C., January 4, 2017 — Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that it has hired Karen D. Williams as counsel in its Commercial Litigation Department and Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Group. Karen will be a resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Karen represents both individual and corporate clients in civil litigation, white collar, and criminal defense matters. She has also handled investigations and arbitration proceedings involving breach of contract, fraud and tort claims. Ms. Williams has extensive experience in federal court in a variety of both civil and criminal matters.
“Karen is a highly respected litigator among the criminal defense bar,” said Barry Boss, managing partner of the Washington D. C. office and co-chair of the Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Group. “We are thrilled to have Karen join Cozen O’Connor’s team in D.C. She will be a great addition to our growing practice and an asset to our clients.”
Previously, Karen worked for the D.C. office of an international law firm and as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas D. Schroeder of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. She received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2009 and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 2002. During law school, she was the editor-in-chief of the h and Order of the Coif.
Over the last several years, Cozen O’Connor’s Washington, D.C. office has been expanding its practice offerings and adding to its deep bench. It is now home to 60 lawyers and government relations professionals, as well as the nation’s leading State Attorneys General Practice. To accommodate this rapid growth, the firm moved in 2015 to a new space located at 1200 19th St, NW.
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