Karen Gibbs Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Karen Gibbs

Karen Gibbs

General & Strategic Corporate Counsel -- Litigation, IP & Contracts

Trabuco Canyon
California
Licensed in
CA
UC Hastings College of the Law
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About
General counsel, vice president of contracts and litigation, and former international law firm partner. Successful 20+ years serving technology companies at all phases on contract, patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, license, trial, litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation, compliance, regulatory, policy, labor and employment, commercial, operational, general corporate, sales, distribution, share holder, finance, real estate, legal department and outside counsel management, IP portfolio and litigation management. Strong budget management and communication skills. Excellent advocate, negotiator and project manager.… read more Knowledgeable, responsive and ethical.
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 1 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"We are a small venture funded company in California. As a small company, we did not have the need for a full time in-house legal counsel. But in April this year, we were sued by one of our larger competitors. Once we saw the expenses for the first couple of months, we realized we needed help. Our head of finance had used UpCounsel for GDPR related work in EMEA and recommended that we see if we could find someone through UpCounsel who could help us understand and manage our legal expenses for the trial. In a very short period of time, we were able to identify a few very promising candidates. We chose to work with Karen Gibbs because she had relevant background as in-house counsel for innovative technology companies before and articulated a strategy for cost that resonated with us. In the last six months of working with Karen, we have realized the incredible value even a contract in-house counsel can provide. Karen has very quickly understood the business, our team, and has become a strong champion for an aggressive legal strategy. She is able to push our trial attorneys on strategy, push us internally on making decisions about key matters, and of course keep a tight eye on costs. I wish we had hired Karen the day we got sued, and not 60 days after. I believe our strategy and costs would be significantly different if we had done that."

Litigation & IP Management
Posted on Dec 29, 2018

Work History

Law Office of Karen Gibbs

Owner

Apr 2017 - Present

Serving private and corporate clients.

Apr 2017 - Present

PBI

General Counsel & VP, Litigation & Contracts

Sep 2016 - Apr 2017

Responsible for all contract, compliance, operational, intellectual property, employment and litigation/arbitration matters.

Sep 2016 - Apr 2017

Applied Medical

VP, Legal, Litigation & Contracts

Nov 2009 - Jan 2016

Responsible for all legal and contract matters globally.

Nov 2009 - Jan 2016

Crowell & Moring

Partner

Dec 2007 - Nov 2009

Partner serving healthcare and techniooilogy clients.

Dec 2007 - Nov 2009

Applied Medical

Senior Corporate Counsel

Mar 2003 - Dec 2007

Responsible for all company legal and contract matters globally.

Mar 2003 - Dec 2007

Howrey Simon

Senior Associate

Sep 2000 - Mar 2003

Senior associate handling technology transactions and litigation.

Sep 2000 - Mar 2003

Latham & Watkins

Associate

Jun 2000 - Sep 2000

Associate handling technology transactions and litigation.

Jun 2000 - Sep 2000

Cooley/Day Casebeer

Associate

Nov 1995 - Jun 2000

Associate working on biotechnology and IT litigation.

Nov 1995 - Jun 2000

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