Karen J. Garnett

Karen Garnett, Corporate Attorney, Proskauer Rose Law Firm, Washington DC
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Professional Biography

Karen Garnett is a partner in the Corporate Department, and a member of the Capital Markets Group.

Karen’s practice focuses on regulatory matters under the federal securities laws, as well as on equity finance transactions and public company advisory. Karen has extensive experience in applying and interpreting federal securities laws and regulations, including requirements governing public company registration, reporting and disclosure.

Karen joins Proskauer following almost 24 years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  For the past eight years, Karen was an Associate Director in the Division of Corporation Finance, where she led the disclosure review program. In that role, Karen routinely provided guidance on a broad range of complex transactions and disclosure matters.  She oversaw the work of several industry-focused review teams and has significant expertise in disclosure relating to REITs and commodity pools. As a senior officer, Karen helped develop many of the Division’s policies and procedures, and she worked closely with staff across the SEC on matters involving broker-dealers, investment companies, and novel financial products. 

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