Karen is an associate at Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, where her practice focuses on criminal and constitutional litigation at the trial and appellate levels, as well as regulatory and related civil proceedings. Before joining the firm, Karen practiced at a prominent criminal defence firm in Toronto.
Karen obtained her J.D. from the University of Ottawa, and graduated cum laude in 2014. While at law school, Karen volunteered for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, chaired by Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire. She was also a research intern at the Washington College of Law at American University in the War Crimes Research Office, an ad-hoc editor for the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and a legal intern with the Department of Global Affairs.
After law school, Karen completed her articles with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto as a Judicial Law Clerk. She also worked with the Prosecution Division at the International Criminal Court and on the defence team of Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, both in The Hague, Netherlands.
Before law school, Karen completed a B.A (Honours) in Political Science and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, and went on to obtain an M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
Karen is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Commission of Jurists Canada, and the Advocates Society.