Karen Lin focuses her practice on Supreme Court and appellate litigation, as well as major motions in trial court. She has briefed appellate matters and trial motions in state and federal courts across the country, and has argued before New York and Florida state courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In particular, she has considerable experience in the areas of product liability, privacy, and antitrust and competition law.
Prior to joining McDermott, Karen worked as a Supreme Court and Appellate Associate in an international law firm. Previously, Karen also gained experience working for the New York State Office of the Attorney General where she served as primary counsel representing the State of New York in almost fifty appeals involving issues of constitutional law, election law, administrative law, financial fraud, discrimination, environmental, and other areas of law.
Karen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During law school, she was Executive Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Briefed successful motion to dismiss in the Northern District of Illinois in a case raising a right of publicity claim*
Briefed and argued an appeal in the New York Appellate Division, Second Department, securing a reversal of a trial court decision invalidating a state statute under the Ex Post Facto Clause*
Led defense of multidistrict litigation alleging state and federal antitrust and competition law violations, resulting in partial dismissal of claims*
Drafted amicus brief on behalf of over 100 companies in litigation before federal district courts, courts of appeal, and the US Supreme Court in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients challenging the rescission of DACA*
* Matter handled prior to joining McDermott
Columbia University School of Law New York, JD, 2009
Princeton University, BA, summa cum laude, 2006
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
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