About Karin

A New Jersey native now enthusiastically transplanted to Minnesota, I joined the litigation department of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York in 1995, and in 2000 joined the faculty of the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law.

In 2003, I moved to Minnesota to clerk for the Honorable James M. Rosenbaum, then-Chief Judge of Minnesota's federal district court. I served as Judge Rosenbaum's career clerk until his retirement. Later I had the opportunity to work with the Honorable Ann D. Montgomery and the Honorable Arthur D. Boylan. I also served as adjunct faculty at William Mitchell College of Law and the University of Minnesota Law School.

In September 2011 I started my firm, focusing on federal civil rights and employment litigation, and freelance assistance to lawyers in need of a friend in federal court.


  • J.D. cum laude, NYU School Law 1995 (Review of Law and Social Change)
  • B.A. cum laude, College of William & Mary 1992


  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the District of Minnesota, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York

Memberships & and Affiliations

Contact me at (612) 367-7135 or by email for more information.