Karen Y. Cho represents management in all types of employment disputes ranging from single-plaintiff litigation to class action matters. Karen has experience litigating in both state and federal courts, and in arbitration and administrative settings. She also advises employers on a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage and hour claims.
During law school, Karen was on the Pepperdine Law Review and was in the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. She earned first place at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition and was a semi-finalist at the ABA National Negotiation Competition. Karen was also a judicial extern for Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank of the US District Court for the Central District of California for two semesters. After law school, Karen served as a guest lecturer at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Pepperdine University School of Law, 2010, J.D.
University of California, San Diego, 2005, B.A., Political Science, Provost’s Honors
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
Spring and Fall Extern to Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank of the US District Court for the Central District of California (2009)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Recognized, "Rising Star," Northern California Super Lawyers (2016–2018)
Recognized, "Rising Star," Southern California Super Lawyers (2014, 2015)