Portrait of


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. political science (2009)
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D. (2013)


  • California


  • Hebrew (Conversational)
Karen Kopel, Associate San Francisco
Phone: +1 415.365.7202
275 Battery Street, 23rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3305

Karen Kopel is an associate in the Corporate Group in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office. Karen provides legal and strategic advice to emerging business clients on formation, financing, and exit opportunities, as well as corporate governance, commercial, and intellectual property transactional matters. Karen also represents middle-market public and private companies and investment funds on formation, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and board and management issues. Karen's clients span a variety of industries, including software, hardware, semiconductors, biotech, life science, health care, education, cleantech, retail and consumer products. 

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Karen practiced at a Silicon Valley law firm, where she advised emerging company, venture capital, and public company clients on general corporate matters. 

Karen received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While attending law school, Karen was a graduate fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society, an articles and symposium editors for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and served as president and treasurer of the Boalt Hall Jewish Student Association. Upon completion of her studies at Boalt Hall, Karen received a Certificate from the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Prior to law school, Karen worked at the Institute of National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she conducted research regarding counter-terrorism initiatives.


Admitted to practice: California

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