Karen is a paralegal in TLo’s Tampa office. She assists attorneys with the firm’s intellectual property practice, including trademark availability assessment, preparing and filing trademark registration and maintenance documents, trademark enforcement, preparing and filing copyright applications, copyright enforcement, cybersquatting, and intellectual property infringement litigation. Karen also assists attorneys in multiple aspects of media law, including First Amendment issues, public records, media access, and newsgathering.
Karen has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s degree in Journalism. Before becoming a paralegal in 1997, she worked in television news for 12 years in a variety of positions, including assistant news director, assignment editor, producer, writer, reporter, videographer, and video editor. She also produced long-format programs at a PBS television station, including an award-winning documentary. Karen supervised the student newsroom at the University of Florida College of Journalism and taught as an adjunct professor at University of South Florida, as a graduate assistant at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and as a teaching assistant at Florida State University.