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Karen Dunn Discusses Paul, Weiss’s Litigation Department Priorities With LEADERS Magazine

July 1, 2024

LEADERS Magazine interviewed litigation partner Karen Dunn about what distinguishes the firm’s Litigation Department in the market; her current priorities as the department’s co-chair; her path to Paul, Weiss; and the importance of pro bono, among other topics.

In “A Unified Team,” published in the July/August/September issue, Karen says that the department has stayed ahead of the curve by recruiting lawyers from the top echelons of government as well as the nation’s leading authorities in areas of greatest public scrutiny and debate, such as matters related to AI, cyber and national security, data privacy, antitrust, cryptocurrency and other areas.

Karen also highlights the roots of the continuing strength of the Litigation Department, noting that it is known for its “commitment to excellence and collaboration at every level.”

“We truly operate as a unified team, from our most seasoned litigation partners to our newest associates,” she says. “We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone, regardless of seniority, is empowered to contribute their best ideas and thinking, and there’s a consistent ethic here of rolling up our sleeves, scrutinizing every detail, and doing whatever it takes to position our clients for success.”

Karen also praised the firm’s commitment to pro bono, noting that this dedication was a major factor behind her decision to join Paul, Weiss in 2020. With the launch of the Paul, Weiss Center to Combat Hate in May, “we hope to take our anti-hate work a step further by facilitating even closer partnerships with civil rights organizations, clients and academic institutions in bringing impact litigation to confront hate-based extremism through the court system and other avenues of legal advocacy,” she says.

LEADERS magazine, a forum for ideas and opinions of the world’s most influential people, features interviews with global executives.

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