Karen Asa - McDermott Will & Emery


Karen Asa focuses her practice on electronic discovery issues. She has significant experience in all matters relating to electronically stored information (ESI), utilizing advanced technologies such as concept search, clustering and analytics. She works closely with litigation case teams to deliver quality, cost-efficient methods in early project planning, managed discovery of ESI, data production and trial preparation.

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  • Assisted in representing an international healthcare provider in qui tam allegations under the False Claims Act, and in parallel Anti-Kickback Statute investigations and litigation, from discovery through trial
  • Managed and successfully utilized data management tools such as technology assisted review and advanced analytics to complete the discovery process in complex corporate litigation, patent infringement litigation, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, Department of Justice investigations, Federal Trade Commission merger evaluations and internal corporate investigations
  • Conducted confidential internal investigations and assisted on e-discovery and data security issues related to white-collar criminal defense, executive compensation disputes and corporate compliance

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  • Illinois State Bar Association, Legal Technology and Employment Law sections


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, 1998
Elmhurst College, BS, 1991


Courts/ Agencies
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois