Office of General Counsel

Karen Liepmann

Associate General Counsel
Phone: (480) 965-4550
Facsimile: (480) 965-0984

Karen Liepmann is an Associate General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Arizona State University, where she represents the University in connection with its business transactions, contracts, and intellectual property. Before joining ASU, Karen represented public, private, non-profit, and tribal entities in private practice in Phoenix for over 26 years.

Karen is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. Karen has received several commendations by her professional peers, including being recognized in (i) The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011-2014; (ii) “Best of Arizona” in Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Healthcare Law, and Intellectual Property Law in 2010 and 2011 by Ranking Arizona; (iii) Arizona's Top Lawyers; and (iv) Best of the Bar. Karen serves on the Executive Council and as the Co-Vice Chair of the State Bar of Arizona's Business Law Section and is the co-chair of that Section's committee to update Arizona's corporate and partnership laws. Karen's civic involvement includes chairing the 2005 Arizona Venture Capital Conference, serving for many years as a judge of ASU's Edson Entrepreneurship Competition, and serving on the Boards of Directors of Fresh Start Women's Foundation and the Phoenix Symphony.

Karen is a graduate of ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (L.L.M. Biotech and Genomics, 2008), Boston College Law School (J.D. 1987), and Wesleyan University (B.A. & MALS, 1983).


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