Kari recently joined the M&S litigation team after beginning her career at a national mid-sized firm. She brings substantial experience in general civil litigation and complex commercial litigation, having litigated a wide range of legal issues, including breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, enforcement of restrictive covenants, fraud and misrepresentation, and business torts, among others. Kari has represented clients through all stages of litigation in both state and federal court including motion drafting, large-scale electronic discovery, emergency proceedings, and trials. She also has significant experience with complex commercial and consumer arbitration proceedings.
Her work with corporate clients also includes advising on issues related to employee privacy and the legality of employee monitoring, onboarding and offboarding procedures designed to protect trade secrets and intellectual property, obscure consumer protection statutes, and the pitfalls of poorly drafted terms and conditions.
Kari has a passion for mentorship and has devoted a significant amount of time to serving as a mentor to participants in the Columbus Bar Association’s Minority Clerkship Program and the Christian Legal Society’s Mentoring Program. She also volunteers as a judge for the Ohio History Day competition.
- Lead and co-counsel in multiple successful cases before Ohio common pleas courts, courts of appeals, and federal court.
- Counsel in various multimillion-dollar complex commercial arbitrations involving breach of contract and breach of warranty claims.
- Coordinated with in-house counsel of financial division of auto manufacturer to investigate allegations of unlawful activity among dealerships.