Karen Ellis Carr is a partner in Arent Fox’s Washington, DC office. Karen’s complex litigation practice has encompassed matters involving commercial real estate, construction, defense contracting, fashion and luxury goods, health care, hospitality, media and entertainment, and professional sports industries. In addition to her work with individual companies, Karen has represented a number of industry associations on litigation, coordination of industry regulatory strategy, and federal and state legislative issues. Karen has first- and second-chaired matters in numerous state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country and in arbitration and mediation, and has experience in all phases of litigation from pre-litigation strategy and counseling to settlement negotiation and appeals.
A key segment of Karen’s practice is focused on biotechnology, pesticide law, environmental law, and related litigation. Karen represents large and small members of the regulated community in litigation under a number of federal environmental and administrative law statutes, regulatory and product counseling, and on issues related to advertising and labeling, testing and reporting, and data use and compensation disputes.