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Karen Reinhold is an experienced employment and trial lawyer with a unique perspective. She joined Hopkins & Carley in 2009 after serving as in-house counsel to a global leader in satellite technology.
“My experience as associate general counsel for Loral Space & Communications taught me to focus on practical and responsive solutions to a client’s business problems,” Karen said. “I try to stay focused on the company’s business needs, background and culture when providing legal advice. Too often, lawyers in private practice do not understand the day-to-day reality that sets the stage for any legal problem facing a business.”
Both private and public corporations, as well as individual executives, seek her advice on complex employment matters as well as her representation in employment-related cases. “I have lead counsel, jury trial experience that provides great value both when litigating cases and when I am in an advisory role.”
Karen regularly advises employers on the following issues:
Karen litigates and tries claims involving these same employment-related issues in state and federal courts throughout California.
When Karen was in-house, she was first-chair in state and federal jury trials dealing with a variety of issues. She won defense verdicts for cases involving:
During her time at Loral, she created an in-house litigation and trial function for employment-related disputes filed against Loral’s California-based companies, with a specific focus on reducing the cost of litigation and trial without compromising results. In addition to her litigation and trial responsibilities, Karen provided advice and counsel directly to human resource managers, senior executives and general counsel for the various Loral business units spread across the United States, as well as the corporate office located in New York.
Karen frequently presents on legal issues in the workplace for organizations such as the Northern California Human Resources Association and the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel. Karen has also presented An Overview on Employment-Related Legal Issues for Emerging Companies as part of the California Program for Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.