Karen advises public and private sector employers on employment, labour, human rights and privacy matters. She has assisted clients with a broad range of issues including drafting employment agreements and policies, collective agreement interpretation, human rights and disciplinary matters.

Karen began working at Harris as an articling student and became an associate in 2018. Before joining Harris, she worked at an international accounting firm, a crown corporation, and a professional regulatory body.

At law school, Karen was a student ambassador and a member of the Board of Directors of the UBC Law Review. She participated in the Allard School of Law’s Business Law Clinic where she provided advice to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations on matters such as incorporation, contracts, franchising, and shareholder agreements. She received the Jack T. Edwards Memorial Award in Law for her dedication to the clinical program. Karen was also awarded the Hugh Ladner Memorial Prize in Labour Relations for demonstrating excellence in labour relations.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC branch
  • High school mentor, YWCA Vancouver

Practice Areas

Year of Call

  • British Columbia, 2018

Education

  • JD, University of British Columbia, 2017
  • BComm (Honours and Gold Medal for Academic Excellence), Memorial University, 2014