Dickinson, Karen R.
Address: One East Washington Suite 1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Lawyer Firm: Polsinelli PC
|Areas of Practice||Intellectual Property, International, Startup Ventures, Trademark and Copyright|
“I am lucky. I have the opportunity to incorporate four of my passions into my work: helping people, cross cultural communications, law, and technology. I do what I love – I help people from different cultures put deals together.”
With a background in negotiating multimillion-dollar global contracts, Karen Dickinson has a passion for technology and international business and quickly becomes a trusted advisor to clients of all sizes, both domestic and international. For each matter, Karen utilizes her past experience as a supply management executive at a Fortune 100 company and her own experience as an entrepreneur.
Karen acts as outside general counsel for United States companies and for companies investing in the United States from other countries. She negotiates technology transactions, from simple software licenses to complicated research and development agreements.
She has extensive experience advising on joint ventures and alliances, product distribution, intellectual property protection, and anti-counterfeiting strategies, as well as aspects of website development, online contracting, and privacy policies.
Her representative experience includes:
•Leading acquisitions of United States companies for a Japanese client, including review of potential application of CFIUS•Negotiating a joint venture agreement between a United States solar sector client and a Chinese investor•Negotiating information technology systems and SaaS agreements, as well as related SLA, support, and source code escrow agreements•Advising a Canadian client on United States data privacy laws, drafting related online agreements, and negotiating agreements with United States banks, data warehouses, and credit companies•Assisting United States clients in forming affiliates in China and Chinese clients in forming affiliates in the United States •Developing a trade association anti-counterfeiting toolkit, including contract clauses, procedures for filing trademarks with United States customs, takedown procedures for online websites, and cease and desist lettersKaren is chair of the Arizona District Export Council and a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council International Leadership Committee. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Mary Schroeder, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was a Fulbright Scholar during her career, studying European Union law at the University College London and working with a global law firm in London
Attorney Karen Dickinson Joins Polsinelli Expanding International Corporate PresenceJune 24, 2013 Doing Business in China October 16, 2013
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