Kara is an accomplished litigator with nearly 20 years of experience representing individuals, closely held businesses, partnerships and publicly traded companies in significant litigation across the country. Trained at a nationally prominent law firm, she is a compelling and thoughtful advocate for firm clients with a particular focus on civil rights actions, college disciplinary matters and defamation actions.
Kara has significant experience defending students and faculty in disciplinary proceedings against allegations of misconduct. She has litigated numerous civil rights and sex discrimination cases involving a wide range of institutions, from elite liberal arts colleges to large public universities. Kara is a strong and passionate advocate, and clients have commented on the sensitivity and deep sense of commitment that Kara has shown while helping them navigate through complex legal proceedings.
Kara’s business litigation practice includes commercial real estate disputes, successor liability/fraudulent conveyance matters and shareholder/partnership disputes. More recently, Kara has assisted a number of clients with business and real estate disputes arising from the ever-changing legal landscape created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kara brings a practical approach to her work on every case, carefully assessing the best route to dispute resolution in the context of each client’s specific objectives.
Selected to the New York Rising Star Super Lawyers list four times, Kara has also been recognized by the Legal Aid Society for her pro bono work.
- Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.; managing editor of staff, Hofstra Law Review
- College of the Holy Cross, B.A.
- New York
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Selected to the New York Rising Star Super Lawyers list (2012-2015)
- Recipient, Legal Aid Society’s Supreme Court Practice Pro Bono Award (2004)
- Recipient, Winston & Strawn’s Pro Bono Commitment to Service Award (2004)
- Volunteer, Safe Horizon Counseling Center
- Former member, New York City Bar Association’s Federal Courts Committee
- Speaker, “Can We Learn From Larry Salander? Indictment of a Self-Proclaimed Visionary,” Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, July 2009.
- Contributor, American Bar Association’s Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments.