In 2009, Karen was elected to become a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management in recognition of her contribution to the law practice management profession.
With excellent communication, presentation, facilitation and coaching skills, Karen’s practice is focused on professional service firms and the professional talent within them: leadership and strategy, governance and management; compensation, assessment and development through to succession planning and exit strategies.
Further, Karen is a globally recognized
expert on the challenges, expectations and motivations of the generations at work in
law firms today; the management challenges around motivation, reward and retention of associates,
of women and of partners nearing retirement.
Karen writes a regular column entitled Taking the Lead in Law Practice magazine, an ABA publication, and she has been published in legal publications in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. She is a member of the Practice Management section of the American Bar Association.
Prior to founding Phoenix Legal, Karen headed up the Canadian legal practice of one of the largest human capital management consulting firms in the world. Before that she spent eleven years as the Chief Operating Officer of a large Canadian law firm.
Karen can be reached by e-mail at