Karen A. Abesamis focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic and venture capital investments, and technology transactions. She advises on general corporate matters, including securities compliance and corporate governance. Her clients include public and private companies, financial institutions, venture capital funds and corporate investors. Having practiced in the Bay Area for more than a decade, Karen has significant experience working with technology companies and non-technology companies that are finding opportunities to grow through the use of technology.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Karen interned with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, and worked in-house at Sun Microsystems, Dodge & Cox Mutual Fund, and Visa International. She has also worked in-house through secondment with a firm client.
University of San Francisco, 2009, M.B.A.
University of San Francisco School of Law, 2008, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 2004, B.A. (Psychology)
University of California, Berkeley, 2004, B.A. (Political Science)
Awards and Affiliations
Emerging Leader, The M&A Advisor (2019)
Vice Chair- Corporate Law Department Section of San Francisco Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Member, American Bar Association, M&A Committee and Women in M&A Committee
Member and Mentor, Women in Tech Law
Member, ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property) Silicon Valley