A frequent speaker at national conferences and various other groups, Karen has provided legal commentary for CNN, Fox News, and NPR, and has been a consultant for the television show The West Wing. Prior to joining the White House, Karen worked in the Office of the Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she advised Attorney General Janet Reno and the department, the White House, and other executive branch agencies on various legal matters. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Karen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney`s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she prosecuted RICO and other charges of fraud, bribery, extortion, tax evasion, money laundering, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and perjury. Karen is an active participant and role model in the communities she is a member of. She is president and co-founder of the Women`s White Collar Defense Bar in Washington, D.C., and regularly serves on boards and committees. Previously, she was a tutor for high school students and a member of the advisory board of Best Buddies International, Inc. Her work to improve the retention and advancement of women in the legal profession earned her a “Star of the Bar” designation by the Women`s Bar Association of Washington, D.C. in 2006. Karen received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the New York City Bar Association for her work in successfully defending an inmate on death row in North Carolina.
KAREN POPP is Global Co-Chair of the firm`s White Collar Group: Litigation and Government Investigations. Karen`s practice focuses on high-stakes issues with legal, political and public relations components, such as global internal investigations, defense against the United States. Department of Justice and SEC investigations, congressional investigations, Office of the Inspector General and Attorney General actions, corporate compliance, and litigation. Last year, Chambers Global and Chambers USA recognized Karen as a white-collar and FCPA leader, National Law Journal named her a pioneer in crisis leadership, Global Investigations Review named her “Top 30 FCPA Practitioner in the U.S.A.”, Euromoney Expert Guides 2021 edition of the “Best of the Best USA”, “named her one of the top 30 white-collar crime specialists, and Benchmark Litigation named her a national star of the white-collar defense. Previously, Karen served as Deputy Legal Counsel to President Clinton at the White House, as an Attorney in the Office of the Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York. She began her career on Wall Street.
Karen Pita Loor took over on 1. In July 2020, she assumed her role as Associate Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education after eight years of teaching and supervising student lawyers in the advocacy division of BU`s Criminal Law Clinical Program, who represent impoverished clients accused of crimes in Boston District Court. Loor also teaches a seminar she developed, Regulation of the Immigrant Experience, in which students examine through a legal lens the barriers immigrants face in American society. As Associate Dean of Experiential Education, Loor understands that through BU Law`s various clinics, internships, and internships, students learn, engage in valuable public interest and service work, and build productive working relationships with practicing lawyers. She sees these programs as part of BU`s connection and impact on her community, as BU law students practice in local courts — and even around the world — when students go to international legal services projects. Recognizing the impact that BU Law clinical students have in real time and will have as practicing lawyers, one of Loor`s top priorities is to introduce training and support for students working to become culturally competent lawyers and encourage them to investigate systemic issues related to poverty, race and other overlapping identities. that affect the clientele of many clinics. Loor joined BU Law`s clinical faculty in 2011 after serving as a clinical associate professor at Florida International University School of Law, mentoring law students representing unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration and neglect proceedings. She began her legal career as an attorney in the nation`s leading public defense office, the District of Columbia Public Defense Service, where she represented indigent clients in criminal proceedings and appeals. Loor writes and speaks as an expert on protest policing, criminal and procedural law, police violence, and immigrant rights. She encourages students to use her education to participate in conversations about legal issues and does the same.
She testified in favor of legislation that would make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. He has organized trips — involving law students and other lecturers — to the Mexican side of the border to help migrants seeking asylum. She oversaw a group of students who filed an amicus curiae letter in a first-of-its-kind case, arguing that Massachusetts state and local law enforcement agencies lacked the authority to arrest a criminal defendant detained by immigration. Karen is the first and second chair of litigation in state, federal and appellate courts across the country, as well as arbitration and mediation, and has experience at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation strategy and advice to settlement negotiations and appeals. Karen also has extensive experience in law enforcement and other regulatory matters at the state and federal levels, assisting in the risk assessment and due diligence of land technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. Karen is also a member of the Farm Foundation Roundtable. Karen holds numerous leadership positions and maintains an active pro bono practice. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Counsel for the Elderly, a Washington-based legal services provider. Students in the upper class may pursue a particular research interest under the guidance of a full-time faculty member and earn one or two semester credits for a supervised research and writing project (also known as independent study). The study must require a significant investment of time and effort and result in significant written work that reflects a high level of jurisprudence.
The student`s final grade is based solely on the submitted written work and is included in the student`s average. NOTE: Students must register for supervised research and writing directly with the Registrar`s office. You cannot log in via the student link. Karen regularly assists directors and corporations in conducting internal investigations into allegations of misconduct by directors and senior management. Her recent experiences include: Internal investigations into allegations of senior management/board members BS, magna laude, Barry University JD, laude, Washington College of Law, American University Karen often writes about biotechnology, crop protection and food labeling. Recent publications include: Karen is a member of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Ackland Art Museum`s Community Advisory Board. She has served on the boards of the Higher Education Works Foundation and the North Carolina Council for Women, a position to which she was appointed by the state`s governor. She has also served as a faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Karen also served on the advisory board of Best Buddies International, Inc. Karen was a litigator in New York City for five years before joining the government. During her tenure on Wall Street, she represented corporations and investment banks in a variety of litigation, including securities fraud and hostile corporate takeovers.
Other Internal and Regulatory Investigations The breadth of Karen`s practice at Sidley is reflected in the following selection of her representative engagements. Karen was also named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in the Complex Litigation category. At UNC Chapel Hill, Karen serves on the boards of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the UNC School of Law Alumni Association.