Karen Freeman is a native Arkansan, who spent 14 years practicing law in Washington, D.C. and in Houston, Texas at a top AmLaw 100 global firm, where she was a partner in the firm’s litigation group. While in Houston, Karen also gained valuable in-house experience as Associate General Counsel to the Houston Rockets, Comets, and Toyota Center.
Karen’s current practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation including defending clients in “Bet-the-Company” cases, multi-party product liability cases, and other business disputes. Karen also routinely counsels clients on significant, and often cutting edge, legal issues involving, for example, e-Discovery, social media governance and corporate security, workplace violence, and threat management programs.
Karen has handled a number of significant matters:
In a case filed in the Eastern District of Arkansas, she successfully defended a company against claims of damages in excess of $125 million resulting from alleged breach of contract, tortious interference, and violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Trial court entered summary judgment against all claims, a decision which was recently affirmed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In an Arkansas state court, she successfully defended a major banking institution in a “lender-liability” action brought by a prominent Northwest Arkansas developer who alleged damages in excess of $50 million dollars. Trial court entered judgment, which was affirmed by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
She provides advice and counsel to major global corporations regarding legal risks associated with a wide variety of significant company programs and policies.