Karen Lee Lust

Associate Reed Smith Contact

Karen’s Complex Litigation practice focuses on insurance recovery and complex commercial disputes, with relevant experience in financial litigation and toxic torts. Karen has assisted clients with responding to civil suits in numerous areas, including breach of contract, product liability, antitrust, tax, trademark infringement, environmental law, and false advertising. A sampling of Karen’s prior cases include:

  • Representing financial institutions as corporate policyholders against insurers in breach of contract and bad faith disputes for coverage 
  • Achieving a significant settlement on behalf of an international life sciences company in case against the Department of Justice involving billions of electronic and paper records and issues of statistical sampling, for $175 million in claims 
  • Winning a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a hedge fund investment firm in a defamation case.