Karen Bromberg is the chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology group and leads the Global Privacy and Data Security practice. Her intellectual property practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, and internet-related issues. She regularly negotiates and drafts license agreements for software and other IP assets as well as a variety of commercial agreements in support of her clients' technology transactions, including outsourcing agreements, cloud computing agreements, infrastructure agreements, distribution agreements, and partnership agreements. Karen also represents companies in connection with the due diligence review and evaluation of target companies’ intellectual property assets in connection with joint ventures, asset purchases, and mergers and acquisitions.
Karen has been ranked by Chambers USA as a “Leading Individual” for patents each year since 2014. She has been named as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property each year since 2014 with recognitions for her work in patents and trademarks, included as a leading patent practitioner in Intellectual Asset Management’s “Patent 1000,” and recognized in Benchmark Litigation. Karen is a member of Law360's editorial advisory board for its Cybersecurity & Privacy coverage. She has been named as one of New York’s Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property each year since 2010. Karen has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers each year since 2014 and, in 2015 and 2016, she was selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.
In addition to her intellectual property practice, Karen is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) with certifications covering both U.S. and European privacy law. She advises clients on a broad range of privacy and data protection matters, including privacy policies and procedures, regulatory investigations, global compliance, cross-border data transfers, cybersecurity and network intrusion issues, and contractual issues involving privacy and security with an emphasis on litigation avoidance.
She also counsels management on a variety of employment matters, including employment contracts, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, consulting and work for hire agreements, and best practice employment policies with a focus on litigation avoidance and strategic planning.
Prior to joining the firm, Karen served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Marketing at a television advertising firm where she negotiated the rights to over $100 million in advertising properties and handled all legal aspects of the company’s affairs, including all employment related matters.
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University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987); George Washington University (B.A., with honors, 1984)
New York State; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Activities and Affiliations
Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), and European Union (CIPP/E), and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals
Co-Chair, Privacy, Big Data, and Cybersecurity Law Committee, New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Law360’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Editorial Advisory Board
Member, International Bar Association (Technology Law Committee)
Member, International Trademark Association (Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee; former member, Editorial Board Subcommittee of The Trademark Reporter®)
Member, New York City Bar Association (Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee)
Member, New York Technology Council
Former Volunteer Firefighter
Former Member, Corporate Cares Gala, a Division of the American Cancer Society